Football Concussions in High School

Article Review: Concussions in Contact Sports

Concussions are a reality in any contact sport, particularly in football and it can affect players of all ages and at any level–from high school to NFL.

Here’s a link to a great article on the Orlando Sentinel by Dr. Melvin Field, an accomplished neurosurgeon and practicing partner at Orlando Neurosurgery in Winter Park, Florida. In his article, Dr. Field covers the risk-benefit scenario of students whose parents wonder if they should play football or not. Most importantly, he discusses how it is important to bring children into the conversation as a way to help them make an informed decision before joining a team in a contact sport.

Read the full article at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-front-burner-football-parents-should-weigh-risks-benefits-20170821-story.html