Concussions: Nothing To Mess Around With

Numbers out regarding kids and concussions are a bit scary. According to Brainline.org, as many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the U.S. during competitive sports and recreational activities but as many as 50-percent of the concussions may go unreported.

Children and teens make up about 70-percent of the number of concussions in America annually. The sports with the highest incidence of concussions include football, hockey and rugby, according to Brainline.org.

Concussions from football have been a prominent concern in recent years thanks to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE which has been suffered by a growing number of football players including Hall Of Fame Linebacker Junior Seau who took his own life in 2012.

Fifteen percent of students, about 2.5 million, reported at least one concussion during a 12 month span while six percent, or another million more, reported two or more concussions.

According to Brainline.org, a staggering 69-percent of athletes with a possible concussion played with the symptoms.

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