High school football player suffers brain injury

Recently, in Nebraska, a high school football player was hospitalized following a brain injury that he reportedly sustained while playing in a regular season game.
Reportedly, the player collapsed during the fourth quarter of this game. According to the player’s coach, it is unclear at what point in the game the player sustained the brain injury. Reportedly, the player’s doctors are optimistic about his recovery.
A frightening aspect of this incident is the fact that the player may have suffered the brain injury a fair amount of time before he collapsed from it. According to the Omaha World-Herald article which reported this story, the player’s coach said that while the injury likely occurred earlier in the game, everything seemed to be fine with the player until the middle of the fourth quarter, when the collapse occurred.
Generally, football season tends to bring along with it a fair amount of reports of sports-related brain injuries (such as sports-related concussions). Such reports come regarding players from many different levels of play, from the NFL down to school football leagues. Sports-related brain injuries can be a very serious matter, as much as DUIs, as such injuries can have major impacts on the lives of their victims.
Because sports-related brain injuries can be so impactful, it is very important for football leagues at all levels to take proper actions regarding such injuries. This includes taking proper steps to protect their athletes from brain injuries and making sure to properly address sports-related brain injuries that do occur.

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