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(CBS News)   Brain damage found in college football players who didn't suffer concussions. Conclusion reached after detailed study of Pac-12 grade point averages   (cbsnews.com) divider line 5
    More: Scary, football, concussion, University of Rochester Medical Center, Junior Seau, NYU Langone Medical Center, traumatic injury, NFL  
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2013-03-09 01:37:39 PM
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FLMountainMan: Not really surprising.  Soccer players show this same thing.  I've played goalkeep in a rec league for the last four years.  I'm 36, the rest of the team is in their twenties.  I'm always chiding my defenders not to head long balls.  It's just not worth it.  I'd rather possibly give up a goal in a rec league than have them suffer brain damage.  But 20 year old men don't worry about that sort of thing.  It's something civilization has depended on for millenia.


Yes, I can't believe this is news.  During my two years playing HS football, I can think of dozens of times where I "got my bell rung," but never had a concussion (I would later find out what a "real" concussion was like).  What amused me to no end was that this was during the era of the birth of the soccer mom, and I would always hear the MILFs talking about how football was so violent and that little Johnny would never get hurt playing soccer.

Meanwhile, Johnny just missed a header and clunked skulls with someone else running at full speed, or little Johnny just fell face first on the ground without catching himself.
2013-03-09 12:48:12 PM
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Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It's not about single big hits, it's about the constant tiny hits of your brain against your skull on almost every play, if you're a lineman.  Repeated minor traumas add up.


So at what point do we declare any sport where objects contact the head repeatedly as unsafe and uninsurable and outlaw them forever?

Think of the children.
2013-03-09 12:40:51 PM
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It's not about single big hits, it's about the constant tiny hits of your brain against your skull on almost every play, if you're a lineman.  Repeated minor traumas add up.
2013-03-09 12:11:06 PM
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Not really surprising.  Soccer players show this same thing.  I've played goalkeep in a rec league for the last four years.  I'm 36, the rest of the team is in their twenties.  I'm always chiding my defenders not to head long balls.  It's just not worth it.  I'd rather possibly give up a goal in a rec league than have them suffer brain damage.  But 20 year old men don't worry about that sort of thing.  It's something civilization has depended on for millenia.
2013-03-09 11:22:27 AM
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The problem is, according to a peds neurologist who spoke at a conference I attended in December, that many concussions are going unnoticed, and minor head trauma over time adds up majorly in the long run. Guy gets a stinger, gets dizzy or feels fuzzy for a few seconds or a minute, and goes right back in after getting up

It doesn't take a Grade III Concussion to fark someone up, either.

The US army has been leading research into TBI for several years now for obvious reasons, and has objectively shown a decrease in cognitive thought and reasoning skills with even "minor" concussions using the SCAT and SCORE test criteria.
 
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