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Injuries affect all football players no matter the severity whether its a sprained ankle to a season ending torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Every football player will suffer some sort of set back injury in their football career On average it is estimated that 2600 NFL players get injured each year Associated Press Keep in mind that is only in the NFL Imagine how many of the hundreds of thousands collegiate and high school athletes get injured each year Is there any way of preventing injuries in this bone crushing game An average human brain weighs about three pounds and floats in the skull in spinal fluid according to wwwconcussiontreatmentcomconcussionfactshtml In high impact situations the brain can bounce off skull walls causing bruising of the brain This is called a concussionThe following symptoms or signs of concussion may occur after a bump blow or jolt to the head Observed symptoms include appears dazed or stunned vomiting or complaining of nausea confusion memory problems difficulty learning new information amnesia loss of memories before andor after the injury any loss of consciousness difficulty with coordination or balance behavior or personality changes slowed thinking reaction speaking or reading slurred or nonsensical speech and seizures Reported symptoms include feeling dizzy dazed or light headed headache neck pain or a sensation of pressure in the head increased sensitivity to light or sounds feeling hazy foggy or groggy feeling sluggish fatigued or unusually tired seeing stars blurred vision or double vision ringing in ears mood changes eg sadness listlessness irritability anxiety loss of motivation difficulty concentrating thinking or making decisions sleeping longer than usual or having trouble sleeping and loss of sense of taste or smell The Concussion Crisis Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic 277 278 Think about the human brain like an egg yoke in the egg shell If the yoke is shaken up repeatedly is will become soft and
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