Football, it’s a sport of force, aggression and strength. It’s a place where the alpha male can roam free; where collision and conquering are celebrated. Yet, for every violent collision a player may give, the possibility of receiving a concussion rises. The question, therefore, is what happens when the players return to being people, and our Gird-Irion warriors are left wounded?
For many players, signs of brain injuries go undetected, causing great concern for leagues of all ages. UTA Kinesiology professor, Dr. Cindy Trowbridge, partners with Momsteam (Moms-Team) Institute to oversee a pilot program called Smart Team. Through technology via concussion sensor, organizers hope by tackling the cause of concussions, alleviating the symptom will soon follow.
By Tony Curtis Hughes