How to Prevent a Football Head Injury

How to Prevent a Football Head Injury

How to Prevent a Football Head Injury. A blow to the noggin may not seem like a big
deal when it happens. But, left untreated, some can be deadly serious. And repeated head knocks can have dire health
consequences years later. Here’s how to prevent head injury and protect
your brain. You will need NOCSAE-approved helmet Proper
fit and caution. Step 1. Wear a helmet that meets the safety standards
set by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment; look for
the NOCSAE seal on the back of the helmet. When buying a new helmet, research the brands
and models that offer the most updated protection against head injury. Don’t wear helmets more than 10 years old,
even if they’ve been reconditioned. Step 2. Make sure your helmet fits properly. For a comprehensive guide on how to fit a
football helmet, go to “”: Step 3. Be aware of the kind of impact that often
causes a concussion: A forceful bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that results in
rapid movement of the head. Step 4. On the field, practice “heads-up” football
to help prevent head injury: Never use the top of your head to tackle, block, or strike
an opponent. Don’t ever make initial contact with your
helmet or face mask. Step 5. Stop playing immediately if you have one or
more of the following concussion symptoms: A headache or the feeling of pressure in your
head; nausea or vomiting; balance problems or dizziness; sensitivity to light or noise;
a sluggish or groggy feeling; concentration or memory problems; or simply not feeling
“right.” Get checked by a physician and do not return
to play until you receive medical clearance. Athletes who return to play too soon after
a concussion are at risk for second-impact syndrome, an often fatal swelling of the brain
caused by a second blow before the first is healed. Step 6. Recognize the signs of a blood clot: One pupil
that’s larger than the other; extreme drowsiness; weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination;
a worsening headache; repeated vomiting or nausea; slurred speech; convulsions; or a
seizure. Though rare, this kind of head injury can
be fatal, so call 911 immediately. Remember, it’s always better to err on the
side of safety. Did you know An NFL study found that former
players age 30 to 49 are diagnosed with memory-related disorders at a rate of 19 times the national

63 thoughts on “How to Prevent a Football Head Injury

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  2. Wow you guys are complete faggots. Wear the helmet? That can still injure you dumbshits. Don't go outside? Am i suppose to play football inside my house? Don't play football? Well its a hobby enjoyed by many including me. Its like me telling you to stop posting ignorant comments. Its just advice but its optional.

  3. @AaronAwsomness Your skool must be gay cuz im a football player and we dont make fun of band members or less physical players we are just all chill and friends

  4. Whatever. Our version of football, which is the helmets and the bashing of bodies, is WORLD'S better than the snooze fest pointless silly nanny praceabouts. Soccer (or fùtball) is the most borrowing 2.5 hours of my life. Soccer is doing itself a BIG FAVOR by imitating football. It would be dead by now if it tried fùtball

  5. now I'm afraid I could've had a concussion because I had an extreme head ache and dizziness after a blow to the head in football

  6. In football I had head to head collision I was ko for a second and was still standing I was hella confused just don’t lead with your head tackle right don’t be scared and run the right way

  7. I play flag football and we don't wear helmets, this one kid was running at full speed and knocked me in the temple and gave me my 4th ever concussion I am the best player on my team but also the most scared to run near another player, how do I prevent flag injuries!?

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