Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.
I am constantly disappointed that for all the biomedical and neurological research identifying the dangers to athletes when they charge head first at one another, there has not been a coordinated effort response to remedy. Where is the public outcry?
The odd juxtaposition between Bob's near-death blast from a roadside bomb and his subsequent recovery against a Mom's simple fall on a bunny slope resulting in death is the very thing that makes brain injury so hard to comprehend.
While a concussion policy in the league has been instituted to prevent players from being forced back onto the field without regard to their health, prevention seems to be the solution in the long run.