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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
NHL Offers Teachable Moment on Brain Injury
From The Arizona Republic:
The National Hockey League has a great opportunity to teach their teams and their fans about the dangers of traumatic brain injury.
There is the immediate injury to the brain, but the long-term consequences of these injuries are implicated in Parkinson's disease and memory issues. Danny White and Jim McMahon have given us living examples of the results of their multiple concussions.
While tempers cool over the stern penalty given to the Phoenix Coyotes' Raffi Torres, the message should be that intentional targeting of the head will not be tolerated in any sport. This is especially significant for children involved in sports.
Professional sports would do well to school their teams on the dangers of traumatic brain injury while they are teaching them the rules of the game.
Link to The Arizona Republic.
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