Perspective and Exposure Driving Concussions up on Canadian Water Polo Team

As I was looking at the recent articles about concussions – the number of which has increased tremendously over the life of the blog – I noticed a write-up in thestar.com, out of Canada, regarding the Woman’s National Water Polo team;

But eight members of the 20-member training squad have suffered concussions at various times in the lead-up to their important Olympic qualifier, April 15-22, in Trieste, Italy.

“It’s really hard for a team to find its groove, its chemistry when there’s always players in and out,” said the team’s star Krystina Alogbo. “And it’s hard obviously for other players because then they start worrying ‘Oh my God, what if I get hit in the head?’

The team has high hopes for a medal, pending the outcome of qualifying for the Olympics.  However with the exposure and relatively good perspective of concussions in Canada Continue reading

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