Has America’s Favorite Sport Become America’s Most Dangerous Sport?

By Brennan McCord

Feb 16, 2010 6:12pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports:

There is no other sport in the world that produces the amount of serious brain injuries as football and now and Congress has stepped in an attempt to make it safer.  Another interesting argument brought to the table by Representative Linda Sanchez, a Democrat from California, compared the NFL's stance on concussions and brain injuries to tobacco companies' denial that smoking causes lung cancer.

According to the Time Magazine article, it is suspected that High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year!  The scary part is that over 50 percent of athletes who sustain brain injuries do not report them.  So what is the answer?  Safer helmets?  New rules?  Teach youth football players different techniques?  Check out the article.

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