While you or you child can get injured during most sports, some are more dangerous than others. When we think of head injuries, football is often at the top at list. This is to the point where many parents, even former athletes, will not let their kids play the game at a competitive level. While football may be first, lacrosse and ice hockey are not far behind. Rugby is often considered the most dangerous, but until recently it was not that popular in the U.S., so we don’t hear about it often, but that is starting to change.
According to a recent news story from The Mercury News, a college athlete was left paralyzed following a championship win for his team. The 20-year-old athlete is now paralyzed from his chest down. He already had one major surgery, but he now only has limited movement of his arms and nothing below that. His family said they know it will be a long road ahead for this young victim, but they hope and pray he will regain his mobility. He was able to sit up in a chair while in the hospital a day after the surgery, and this is a very encouraging sign. Continue reading