Being in sports does not exempt athletes from getting hurt. The risk of sustaining injuries always exist no matter the type of sports one is involved in.
Apart from the upper and lower extremities, athletes can also get injured in the head or what is known as concussion. A white paper published in the Journal of Athletic Training noted that more than 300,000 sport-related traumatic brain or head injuries occur each year in the U.S. Most of these take place in various sports notably basketball, baseball, boxing, football, ice hockey, rugby, softball and soccer.
It should be noted that repeated injuries to the head can lead to permanent brain disability or even death such as in the case of boxers. Concussion normally occurs through violent jarring or shaking of the brain. [Read more…]