Essay on Sports Should Require Quality Safety Equipment

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Sports are a universal wide phenomenon. Athletics are played all over the globe and also here in Bullhead. Many people in the local high schools and through the city participate in sports. Many of the sports require some safety gear but it is not always quality. This tends to cause many injuries in sports that can be easily avoided with the right equipment. Other sports require safety equipment but not every safety accessory necessary to protect the players. This includes things like pads on soccer goals, facemasks on baseball helmets, or even mouth guards in football. These are all things that can be used to avoid serious injuries. If the equipment was improved, our local athletes could be in less danger of injuring themselves. Simple …show more content…
Terry Bradshaw’s brain injury has resulted in impairment of his short-term memory and his hand-eye coordination. Dr. Amen’s recent research has revealed that football players receive an average of fifteen concussions throughout their football careers” (Kershaw, Cutter, and Ratinoff). Mouth guards are also an easy way to prevent concussions. According to Lalone, “Concussions can be caused by a blow to the jaw.” “ With mouth guards, the point is to prevent the transmission of that force through the jaw up to the head. [A mouth guard] lessens the amount of force that is transmitted through the jaw up to the rest of the skull” (Chalk). If a proper, fitted, mouth guard was required in every level of football or soccer, concussions could be limited and we could watch our local athletes succeed. Another injury that is very common in athletics, especially football or basketball, is a torn ACL. ACL injuries happen when the knee is hyper extended or twisted. These injuries can take anywhere from nine months to a year to fully heal. These wounds can be easily avoided with knee braces. Yes, it is a bit ridiculous to have everyone wear one, but certain positions that involve more cutting or planting should require, such as offensive linemen in football or a point guard in basketball. These simple precautions can save money from medical bills and lifelong issues. Pads on soccer goal posts are

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