Football happens … along with soccer, basketball, baseball and softball.
Millions of children and young adults are playing these and other sports to the delight of their parents, other family members and friends cheering from the stands and along the sidelines. Sports are deeply ingrained into our culture, and for kids can offer valuable life lessons in leadership, teamwork, character development and sportsmanship as well as a pathway to lifelong fitness.
Of course, there are risks to playing sports, and one of them is a concussion injury. Concussions are serious injuries to the brain. The health implications associated with a mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most important issues in sports medicine today. While they occur more frequently in football and soccer, concussions occur in nearly every sport that kids and young adults play.