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It seems that it’s not just the brain that can be affected with a concussed player. The latest study indicates “that college athletes who sustain concussions are more likely to have a lower extremity injury in the same season after they return from the concussion.”
At the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) conference in San Diego recently, Dr. Daniel Herman, sports medicine specialist at the University of Florida, provided research that indicated, “athletes with concussions were 3.79 times more likely to get a muscle or ligament injury than their non-concussed teammates.”
Obviously, this opens up a new topic for discussion.
Said Dr. Herman about the study, “These results may have clinical implications ranging from pre-season injury risk stratification to post-concussion rehabilitation practices to return to play considerations. My colleagues and I are working to develop additional studies investigating the impact of neurocognitive performance on musculoskeletal injuries.”
Sports Injury Research is not new for Dr. Herman. He is a previous “recipient of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine’s O’Donoghue Award.” He assumes the role of “an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida in July 2013.”
Other sports concussion-related research can be found at – http://www.amssm.org/News-Release-Article.php?NewsID=64
A sophomore midfielder for the University of Nebraska at Kearney soccer team will sit the rest of the season because of complications she suffered as a result of a concussion last fall.
Delanie Phillips revealed that a ball hit her temple when she was heading an inbound pass in the first half of the Oct. 7 game at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Phillips played the last couple minutes of the half, avoiding contact with other players. She decided not to inform the trainer about the severity of the blow at halftime. A few minutes into the second half, she left the game for good, too dizzy to continue playing.
Four nights later in a home game against Northwest Missouri State, she took another shot when a ball hit the back of her head.
Phillips, who would later say she blacked out, was diagnosed with a concussion and benched for the next few games. She did play the last two games without incident and admitted that she practiced headers non-stop over winter break.
“When I came back in January, I noticed I was having some memory problems,” she told the local newspaper. “I was having difficulty remembering things I had just written down.” She also has become more sensitive to light and sound.
After an MRI, Phillips learned she had had bruising on the back of her brain and was ordered to sit out the spring season.
While most of the symptoms are fading away, Phillips said that “lights still give me headaches. So I wear sunglasses most of the time.”
She said she hopes to get permission to play in the fall.
“I’ve played soccer for 16 years. It’s my life.”
To read the full story, click here: http://bit.ly/137vAfr
The latest issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter has been posted for subscribers.
Bridgett Wallace, the CEO and Co-Founder of “Concussion Health” recently visited with Concussion Litigation Reporter for an exclusive interview about her organization and the impact it is having on a national basis. This article is among those listed below.
- Trainer Fired After Failing to Begin ‘Return to Play’ Protocol on Student
- Mayo Clinic Researchers Tout Test to Gauge Severity of Concussions
- Report Clears Chargers Medical Staff in Concussion Case
- The Webster Case May Disprove NFL Fraud
- AB 1309 Tries to Knock Out California Pro-Athlete Workers’ Compensation
- Tennessee’s Concussion Law Awaits the Governor’s Signature
- Concussion Health CEO Talks Training and Certification
Also of interest is Dustin Fink’s (Founder of The Concussion Blog) comment on the firing of one particular trainer. He minces no words in saying, “This entire situation stinks of over-reaction and power grabbing.”
See Concussion Litigation Reporter for this month’s issue.