A concussion is the most common type of head injury in athletes.
Concussions occur when a force jars the brain against the skull. It can result directly from a blow to the head or indirectly from a sudden jolt to the body, causing a whiplash-type of effect to the spine and head.
The brain of a young person is still developing. Therefore, a head injury that isn’t treated could derail their brain from developing properly, leading to long-term problems.
Therefore, it’s important that coaches and parents encourage youth athletes to come forward if an injury is sustained or if they notice a teammate is injured.
Coaches should also encourage youth athletes to wear proper safety equipment at all times to avoid injury.
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