Interview one of our doctors on this timely topic. Here are several talking points for a prospective interview:
- In 2015, 3 million kids ages 6 to 18 played organized football in the U.S.
- Timely: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported 110 of 111 deceased NFL players whose brains were examined suffered from CTE.
- There is a debate out there asking whether TACKLE football is still a good idea for kids.
- The brain trauma from concussions that have plagued the NFL can start early.
- Even kids are at risk for chronic trauma.
- Wearing protective gear all the time, even when practicing is important.
- Kids must do their best to use proper form when tackling or blocking but we can’t control the other person in the equation—and this is a contact sport.
- Look for warning signs: Disorientation, pupils dilating, nausea.
- Children need a baseline examination prior to entering the sport so changes could be followed. An assessment of any current medical issues is important.
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