Kids are the reason there is so much buzz about concussions. The professional player understands the risk and is getting paid to take those risks, kids are not. The other more important reason is that a younger brain can be more adversely affected by an insult/concussion. Steve Jansen and Gus Garcia-Roberts wrote an extensive and comprehensive article titled: Concussions Take a Terrible Toll on America’s Young Athletes.
Across the country, people have awakened to the sometimes irreversible damage of concussions, especially in high-impact professional sports. With much of the attention focused on the National Football and National Hockey leagues, Village Voice Media conducted a nationwide investigation into the consequences of concussion on youth athletes.
The article finds that there are some inherent gaps in the former and current systems for concussion recognition and return to play. A lot of the confusion Continue reading