With the tragic death of former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson sports related concussions are all over the news. Duerson believed that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated head trauma. This condition has become more common among football players, but you don’t need to be a professional football player to face the threat of a concussion. According to Reuters Health ” High school athletes are four times more likely to suffer a concussion today than they were about a decade ago, with football players leading the pack, a new study says.”
Football season might be over but a concussion can also happen while playing soccer or baseball. The Centers for Disease Control has put together CDC’s youth sports tool kit teaches coaches, athletes, and parents to play it safe when it comes to concussions.