Why wouldn’t they come forward? Have they not seen the research? Don’t they care about their futures? Do they think they are invincible?
Athletes are programmed to do whatever it takes for their team to win. To leave it all on the field, court or ice. To play through pain. To never give up.
Unlike a broken leg, concussions are an “invisible injury”. Takes a lot of courage to ask you coach to take you out of the game. And it’s arguably even harder to tell your teammates that you won’t be able to suit up for the next game.
Anyone who has ever missed a game knows how difficult it is. And though we can’t prevent concussions we can make it easier for our athletes to do the right thing. #WhenInDoubt #SitItOut#ConcussionCare #TrustTheProcess