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What Sport Has the Highest Number of Brain Injuries?

Posted on by Doehrman Chamberlain

A study published in Pediatrics last year found that of all of the children that go to the hospital for treatment of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), 15 percent were caused by sports. The sports that are most responsible for TBIs are skiing, sledding, rollerblading or skateboarding. Unfortunately, one Indiana teenager became the latest TBI victim after falling off his skateboard. The Journal Gazette reports that the teenager from Van Buren was finally sent home after spending nearly seven weeks in the hospital for his injuries. Treatment for a Traumatic Brain Injury Victim Randon Timmons, 16, had severe brain swelling from the accident, which prompted doctors to remove parts of his skull. A few weeks before being released home, Timmons underwent extensive rehabilitation for relearning to walk and other important motor skills. Currently, he has to wear a protective helmet all the time. He still faces more surgery down the…
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Do World Cup Rules Encourage Players to Play Through Concussions?

Posted on by Doehrman Chamberlain

According to The New York Times, of all of the enduring images from this year’s World Cup, everyone should remember one: “Germany’s Christoph Kramer staggering around the field in the final, glassy-eyed and dazed, like a sleep walker.” That image symbolizes FIFA’s (the governing body of the World Cup) unreasonable handling of concussions. During the World Cup final on July 13, Germany’s Kramer, 23, sustained a concussion after an Argentina player ran into his head. Following the hit, Kramer continued to play for nearly 15 minutes before collapsing on the ground. After he was finally escorted off the field, Kramer told media outlets that he had no recollection of his playing time. How Are Substitution Rules in Soccer Dangerous for Players? Currently, FIFA allows only three replacements per game. Once a player is out of the game, they are not permitted to return. These substitution rules make coaches hesitant to…
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Helmetless Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

Posted on by Doehrman Chamberlain

The roads can be a dangerous place for bicyclists. Due to that fact, the extra time it takes to find and purchase a helmet could mean the difference between life and death. Sadly, one Indiana man’s life was cut short because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained while riding on his bike. This story may have had a different ending if he had worn a helmet. According to TribStar.com, 20-year-old Nicolas Camp was riding his bicycle in Cicero when a passing vehicle hit the handlebar of his bike, causing him to crash and sustain severe brain injuries. The Hamilton County sheriff’s department says that Camp was not wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck. The vehicle that struck the bicyclist fled the scene. The sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect of this hit-and-run accident. Do Helmets Prevent Concussions? A common…
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