Are there many (any) concussions in rugby?
I worked in epidemiology for a number of years doing traumatic head injury
surveillance. I never let my kid play football because of it.Just
ONE concussion can change personality. The American game of football asks young
men to do things with the body for which it was not designed.
I seriously don't understand how a player could say, "I had no idea
what I was getting myself into." What a load of lies. Its about time for BYU
to drop their football program and all inter-collegiate competitive sports all
together. Replace them with intramural activities, and get back to what BYU is
supposed to be doing. Educating. Evidence is clear. Football isn't good for
your health. Ironically, the helmet that's supposed to protect your head is
the reason big hits happen in the first place. Remove helmets and shoulder pads
and you'd see a LOT LESS aggressive behavior leading to concussions. Fat
chance this will ever happen. The ESPN contract is a massive financial boon. Too
bad it comes at a price. I for one would like BYU to disassociate itself with
football and the NCAA. I seriously don't care how much money they make out
of sports. There's too much negative publicity from players that become
ineligible thru honor code violations, and the way theyre handled. Too much
player worship by fans.
There are a lot of former football players with these issues. It is too many.
However, they are also still a huge minority of former players. The numbers of
players with these conditions will also decrease immensely from what you are
seeing now.The equipment is far better than it used to be. More
importantly, the rules and techniques of the game have changed. And even more
important than that, what we have learned, continue to learn, and how
concussions are handled, have changed dramatically. Long gone are the days of
clearing the cobwebs and getting back in there. Concussions will not go away
from football, but there will be far fewer players with stories like this in the
Every athlete should wach this video and read this article! You may think this
will never happen to you. This man is only 33! What a treasure for his wife and
kids that we wrote and sang this song. It was beautiful!!!