Grass Root Concussion Awareness

Linn County Missouri has taken a proactive step in informing the athletes, parents and community about concussions.  Dr. Chris Main and the athletic training staff from Midwest Bone and Joint Center of Macon, Missouri held the event at a local high school.  According to the Linn County Ledger it was an informal presentation;

Simply put, a concussion is a brain injury.  This injury, medically referred to sometimes as a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, can impair your brain’s ability to function. According to the Sports Concussion Institute, 10 percent of high school athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season.  Sports are the second leading cause of brain injury in persons aged 15-24 years, trailing behind car accidents.

Although the event is welcomed, the information given at the event may be a bit off.  Continue reading