Here’s what happens to the brain after “concussion events.” As you might have guessed, it’s not good.
There’s been a lot reported in the last few years about the damaging effects of sports like football on the human brain—specifically, the concussions that can happen during practice and the games themselves.
Among high school sports, football has the highest proportion of concussions at just over 47 percent. College football shows an even higher figure, and when you get to the NFL, the situation is significantly worse. In some studies, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by frequent concussions, occurred in 96 percent of deceased former NFL players.
Here are a number of facts about all of this, combined with graphics that tell the tale, from Newsbound.