Contact sports such as football, hockey and soccer bring a degree of physical injury as part of the territory, but there’s a fine line to be drawn between light bruising or muscle tightness and serious issues like head injuries which could threaten the life of a person.
Regular viewers of the NFL will have seen multiple instances of concussion in recent years and one must wonder will it only stop when a player dies from a head injury incurred on the field. The regularity of concussions and head injuries should prompt the authorities to step up their efforts to eliminate it from the game, while players and coaches also have a responsibility to ensure a safe running of the game.
In many cases, the risk of concussion becomes very low if safe practices are implemented and if participants wear the correct protective headgear. Many contact sports now insist upon the wearing of appropriate headgear so that participants aren’t leaving themselves open to a serious head injury. We have also seen more stringent concussion protocols being introduced in some sports, although these are not always followed as meticulously as they should.
Bracken Foam Fabricators https://www.foamfabricators.ie/die-cutting/ created this infographic which identifies the most common head injury risks in sport and suggests what can be done to reduce the likelihood of concussion and serious head injuries.