Kindergarten Concussions

Nov 13, 2009

One of our local Seattle TV stations – KOMO – has a great weekly series called Eric’s Little Heroes. Award-winning sportscaster Eric Johnson manages to find some of the cutest stories in local kids’ sports and puts together some great clips for his viewers every week. But considering the escalating focus on concussions and brain injuries, does a story about hard hits in Peewee football make for a cute story or a wake up call about what we’re teaching our kids from an early age? You can feel some of those hard helmet hits just watching this clip. OUCH!
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So how can you tell if your little kid actually sustains a concussion? Do they have doctors available? Maybe he’s just acting goofy or a little bit off this morning after his Peewee game yesterday? Or maybe…

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(Click on the enlarge button in the bottom right corner of the clip to enlarge to full screen.)

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To be fair, Eric has a lot of incredibly great kids sports coverage -  check out his other Eric’s Little Heroes clips by clicking HERE.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dave Pear
    November 13th, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Dave Pear Superbowl Ring
    Commissioner Goodell,

    Would NFL-paid Dr. No still say “NO” under oath to the head injuries received playing football?

    please click: http://davepear.com/blog/2009/10/the-nfls-dr-no/

    There are 5 to 7 million children and young people who participate in youth football.

    Commissioner Goodell – Are you sure that repeated blows to the head do not cause brain damage?

    Sincerely,
    Dave & Heidi Pear

  2. Reggie Rucker
    November 16th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    Reggie Rucker
    Hey out there, I guess that’s probably you, Dave. When can we expect these people to give us our first disbursement check from GLA lawsuit that seems an eternity ago.

    Reggie Rucker
    Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns
    1970 – 1981

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