Friday, December 18, 2009
Ice Hockey and Brain Damage Linked
Guess what? Ice Hockey is now being linked to brain damage. The title is quite confusing, but it's true. Recently the health risks have risen in regards to playing hockey.
No, I take that back. The risks were always there, and it's only now that scaredy cat America is talking about it. Remember when Chris Benoit died? Immediately following the death professional wrestling was linked to brain damage. Then it came to light that steroids were to blame. But it's over now, no one talks about it.
Do you also remember in recent times that the NFL started to treat "concussions" differently? This after Steve Young suffered how man? 5 or 6? I don't remember. We also have pieces of news from ESPN about kids that have died due to injuries suffered through football, hockey, and so much more.
But it was never seriously linked to Brain Damage.
In the film series "The Mighty Ducks" the coaches have several enforcers that were doing their job by "knocking out" players. Yet no one talked about the danger.
Then we took dodge ball out of school, and I'm rambling.
A deceased pro player with a brain damage caused by repeated head trauma has linked ice hockey to the health risks usually associated with boxing and football. Researchers at Boston University found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of one-time Ranger Reggie Fleming. It is the first time ice hockey has been linked to the disease.
- Sources Newser, The New York Times
Hockey is now linked to brain damage, and so you shouldn't play it. Remember when N ONE IN HOCKEY WORE HELMETS? There weren't stupid stories like t his...woops...it's not stupid.