Traumatic brain injury can take a significant toll on an individual. It can cause a wide spectrum of issues that include things like disability, mental and emotional changes, and relationship strain; all of which can affect an individual for a long time.
Across the country, schools have adopted new policies for the unfortunate circumstances of concussions as they relate to sports. However, some schools have been more proactive and begun to create new rules and training around programs to potentially avoid concussions altogether.
It is believed that TBI figures are grossly understated because of misrepresented data and misdiagnosis. There are an abundance of injuries that are just “shaken off” and not reported at all. The idea of ignoring a brain injury happens for many reasons and quite often in competitive sports.