Re: Middle School Football injuries
Posted by Me on 9/28/2019, 2:34 pm, in reply to "Middle School Football injuries"
This is the sort of stuff that would go undiagnosed until later in life a generation or so ago. Concussions happen on nearly every play in football - they just called it "getting your bell rung" in the old days, and told them to get back out there. Given how much attention is being paid to the long term effects of it, and of CTE, it's no longer an issue of toughness but of quality of later life, and coaches are much more accountable as well. |
It's pretty typical for one or two major injuries per year (major knee injury, shoulder injury, broken leg, etc) for a football team, also, not counting the concussions. Your experiences are pretty typical, I'd bet.
Out of curiosity, how many student injuries should be expected from playing middle school football?
I just got an email from a parent telling me a long ordeal her son went through that ended in orthopedic surgery over a dislocated shoulder. We've had two boys suffer serious concussions (one which had the boy out of school for over a week). Are these normal injuries to be expected through a middle school football season? (This feels like a lot more than normal to me)
On a related note, what do you do with a clarinet player than may not be able to play for the next three months if his arm is in a sling?