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11-19-2009, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
It can be so many things, which is why concussions are often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. You could have the aforementioned symptoms, in addition to things like sensitivity to light, balance problems, ringing in your ears, and a whole host of other physical symptoms. Or, you could have nothing at all.

There's also cognitive problems, like memory loss and confusion. A lot of people report issues with depression and moodiness following concussions, even mild ones. But again, you could have none of those things.

It's a brain injury, so there's no telling for sure how it will or will not impact any given individual. That's why it's such a serious problem and one that bears close monitoring.
It's also why these sports leagues would be fools to not spend lots of money to figure out a way to either eliminate or greatly reduce the risk of these kinds of injuries. Either through rules or better head equipment, preferably both. The amount of problems that concussions can cause to a person short and long term are far too great to pass off. It's sad because so many careers have been ended by them.


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