By Alice Wellborn
Everyday Education 

Student-Athletes And The Risks Of Concussion

 


Sports-related concussions have been in the news a lot in the past few years. According to the CDC, “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.”

Concussions may or may not result in a loss of consciousness. Athletes who “have their bell rung” or “see stars” have prob...



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