Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis from the NFL to Youth Leagues

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Chris Nowinski, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 195 pages
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Few people realize that most NFL players are suffering multiple concussions during their career, and shocking new studies reveal that these players suffer higher rates of depression, cognitive disorders, and Alzheimer's disease. But the true concussion crisis is in youth sports, where children die every year and many more are impaired for life. The author shows parents, players, and coaches what a concussion is, how to identify its symptoms, and when it is safe to return to the field. Most important, he shows how the game whould be changed before anyone else's life is altered forever.--Cover, p. [4].
 

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User Review  - jeffrey30 - Overstock.com

I always knew it couldnt be good to have all that pounding on the brain while playing football. Thats something football coaches dont want you to know. And this book shows that. This book also shows ... Read full review

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Head games is a well written and easy to understand explanation of what has been a much downplayed risk of playing football. This book is a must read for athletes and parents of athletes.

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