Author: Lars Lindroos
When you ask your parents, “Can I play football?” they might say no because when you play football you're going to get hurt. In the NFL there are so many injuries that there’s actually a list of the most common injuries, whether it’s a knee, ACL, MCL or anything like that.
The third most common injury is a concussion. A concussion is temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. For instance, a big tackle that sends a player’s head right to the floor will cause a concussion. The second most common injury is a foot or ankle sprain/ injury. This injury occurs when a cleat steps on someone’s ankle, or when a heavy player lands on another player’s ankle. Last but not least, the most common injury in football is a knee injury. There are many situations that can lead up to this. For instance, a wide receiver can go up for a catch and then his knee just goes the wrong direction. It’s sad.
In conclusion, we know that playing football can be pretty scary and I don’t think I want to play anytime soon. It’s crazy how hard these people work only to get an injury like these.