September 21, 2007

Brain Injuries

“Many of the 1.2 million teenagers who play high school football…either do not know what a concussion is or they simply do not care. Their code of silence, bred by football’s gladiator culture, allows them to play on and sometimes be hurt much worse — sometimes fatally…Poor management of high school players’ concussions “isn’t just a football issue,” said Robert Sallis, president of the American College of Sports Medicine. ‘It’s a matter of public health,’” reports the New York Times