Showing posts with label concussion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concussion. Show all posts

Monday, September 25, 2017

“The elephant in the room right now is concussions”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Fielding full rosters of varsity, junior varsity and freshmen football teams years ago was as simple as putting out a sign up sheet and watching the names pile up. 
These days, some local high school football coaches have to perform their best sales pitch to encourage students and their parents to step onto the gridiron amid fears of concussions, other injuries and a plethora of other high school sports offerings. 
“It used to be young men couldn’t wait to play high school football,” said Dan Haddad, Bellingham High School head football coach. “Now you’re a salesman. They’re just not coming out.”

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Taylor Twellman,  former NE Revolution soccer player who retired due to his concussion injuries, is now a sports commentator and founder of to raise awareness of this issue. The MIAA collaborated to hold concussion awareness week from Sep 11 - 15.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Franklin News from the Twitterverse - Saturday, Sep 26

Drug Tack-Back Day is today from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, drop off your extra prescription medicines at the Franklin Police Station, 911 Panther Way.


Concussion Awareness week concludes but the need for concussion awareness goes on!


As mentioned during the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, each Friday at the High School is a dress up theme day. This Friday (Sep 25) the Freshman Class won.

Monday, February 6, 2012

CDC Fact Sheet: Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports

One of the Franklin Matters readers suggested taking this from the larger document and giving it better recognition. I concur. This is an important matter and should be shared broadly. Head injuries don't only occur on the sports fields. They can occur at home or in the backyard or playground.

Substitute "parent" for coach and this would be good to use.


Signs Observed by Coaching Staff

If your child has experienced a bump or blow to the head during a game or practice, look for any of the following signs and symptoms of a concussion:
• Appears dazed or stunned
• Is confused about assignment or position
• Forgets sports play
• Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
• Moves clumsily
• Answers questions slowly
• Loses consciousness (even briefly)
• Shows behavior or personality changes
• Can't recall events prior to hit or fall
• Can't recall events after hit or fall

Symptoms Reported by Athlete
• Headache or "pressure" in head
• Nausea or vomiting
• Balance problems or dizziness
• Double or blurry vision
• Sensitivity to light
• Sensitivity to noise
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
• Concentration or memory problems
• Confusion
• Does not "feel right"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Student head Injuries and Concussions

The presentation scheduled for discussion at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012

FPS_Student Head Injuries and Concussions_20120207

The draft policy and procedures document for student head injuries and concussions

FPS_Draft Concussion Policy Procedure Appendices_20120207

The full agenda for the School Committee meeting can be found here

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"lingering effects of a severe concussion"

McGrath said it became clear that Glass, the son of Diane and Michael Glass, had not been abducted, leaving officials to suspect the ordeal had to do with the aftermath of a concussion Glass received while playing football last fall. 
"Following that, in school, there was at least two episodes he was taken out by ambulance because he collapsed," McGrath said. The teen has had trouble concentrating in school and "has been dealing with the aftermath of that injury." 
A toxicology report showed Glass was not using drugs or alcohol, McGrath said. 
"This speaks loudly to the fact that it's something more related to the concussion," he said.

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