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Middle School Student Sustains TBI in Football Practice

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Lauren Lopez4 years ago
Accoring to the Journal News, a middle school student from Mahopac, New York sustained a traumatic brain injury after being struck on the head during football practice, last Friday.

About the Student Injury

  • The student’s skull was fractured and there was arterial bleeding in the brain as the result of the injury sustained during football practice.
  • Doctors put the student in a medically induced coma in order to perform emergency surgery to clear a blood clot and stop the bleeding.  The student has since regained consciousness and is on his way to recovery.
  • Football remains the leading cause of these types of pediatric traumatic injuries, which range from minor concussions to death.

Statistics on Child Sports Injuries

  • According to the article, football results in roughly 394,350 child injuries every year with a concusion rate of about 40 per 10,000 participants.
  • Concussion rates are followed by wrestling with 15 concustions per 10,000 participants and cheerleading with 12 concussions per 10,000 participants.
  • Recent statistics suggest that traumatic brain injuries among children may be on th rise as aproximatley 473,947 children under the age of 15 visit the emergency room every year do to traumatic brain injuries.
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