Many may have seen the October 11th, 2010 60-Minutes article on football head trauma (I don’t have a link for it anymore). There’s also a NY Times article on the NFL injury report referenced in the 60-Minutes report. The National School Boards Association also published a recent article on this important topic, which covers more than just football injuries. According to NSBA’s report, 1 in 10 sports injuries involves head trauma.
I support sports of all kinds, but it’s pretty clear now that our children are at risk in some areas. The danger of injury at a young age appears to be most damaging, too. It’s time to review my stance on this and I want to do the right thing for all of the stakeholders.