The household of Junior Seau has introduced this morning that they need the previous NFL gamers mind studied for indicators of injury attributable to concussions suffered throughout his 20-year NFL profession. The San Diego County medical expert dominated Seau’s dying a suicide Thursday, a day after the previous linebacker was discovered at his dwelling with a gunshot wound to the chest. DeSean Jackson of the Eagles suffered a concussion from this hit in 2010.
To it is credit score the NFL has been wanting tougher and concussions and the quick time period and long run harm it does to it is gamers. Junior Seau is the most important identify who MAY be linked to the very actual risk that NFL gamers are dying, some at their very own arms, due to trauma they obtained on the sphere. With all due respect to different gamers like Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling, and Mike Wesbter it is Seau’s dying that may make this a really public concern and hopefully trigger the NFL, NCAA, and Excessive Faculty’s to make extra efforts to alter guidelines and gear to guard gamers.
Duerson’s household has filed a wrongful dying go well with in opposition to the NFL, claiming the league did not do sufficient to forestall or deal with concussions that severely broken Duerson’s mind earlier than he died in in February 2011. Easterling, who had joined in a concussion-related lawsuit in opposition to the league — certainly one of dozens filed previously 12 months — shot himself final month at age 62. His spouse has mentioned he suffered from melancholy and dementia after taking years of hits. Seau was not a part of any Regulation Fits in opposition to the NFL and it have to be harassed that at this level it is simply hypothesis as to what precipitated him to take his personal life. Nonetheless, the pathologist who first studied power mind harm as an element within the deaths of some NFL gamers flew to San Diego on Thursday to take part within the post-mortem of Seau. The outcomes will take weeks to come back out. Soccer is a violent sport and there’s no approach round that and it mustn’t change. These of us who’ve performed soccer, whether or not it’s highschool, school, or the professional’s have all had our “bell rung”. It was once form of a manly badge to put on that you simply noticed stars after an enormous hit given or taken on the gridiron. These days are lengthy gone, fortunately. Gamers are higher watched and brought care of my athletic trainers and crew medical doctors. That, and a few rule and gear adjustments already in place would possibly, MIGHT be sufficient to assist the present technology of gamers. Lets hope the examine continues to maintain the sport as exhausting hitting and enjoyable as at all times however protected as properly.