Traumatic Brain Injury: Helmets for Player Safety
When anyone suffers a traumatic brain injury it is not uncommon for him or her to have Migraines and or headaches. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) according to the Brain Injury Association of America “is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.
David Wright, the third baseman for the NY Mets, suffered a concussion (a type of TBI) in August 2009 when he was hit on the head with a pitch traveling 94 miles an hour. As he lay motionless on the ground, team trainers ran out to help him. He was finally able to sit up after several scary moments and then helped off the field.
To continue reading about Wright's TBI, see Safety Helmets for Athletes to Protect from Concussion and TBI.
© Nancy Harris Bonk, 2011.
Last updated December 13, 2011.
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