means hundreds of
brain jarring hits
that the routine,
of collision sports
like tackle football
cause brain damage.
And he knows this damage can occur without a concussion & without obvious symptoms.
Invisible damage which has been linked to cognitive
& neurological disorders.
"In any other setting I would be mandated by law
to report this as child abuse. These children are getting
hit in the head repeatedly, and I know it is putting them
at risk of neurological disease.
But instead here I am with all the other parents
cheering because our team did a good tackle.
Kids can't drink alcohol until a certain age,
they can't drive until a certain age,
and they can't walk around the street
hitting each other in the heads with pipes.
Those activities can all be lethal. And so can this.
There must be a policy change,
we have a moral obligation to protect children
- and adults - from harm."
Dr. Lee Goldstein
can not prevent inertia.
Brains can be damaged
from every angle.
"Heads Up" included.