Jan 04, 2012 • 4 min read
NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby knows all too well the lingering effects associated with suffering a concussion. After sitting out for an extended period — nearly a full calendar year — the man thought of as hockey’s Superman made a triumphant return to the ice. Unfortunately, this Superman isn’t indestructible — Crosby is once again sidelined after just an eight game comeback, as concussion-like symptoms have once again reared their ugly head. Crosby’s story offers a cautionary tale and important advice to parents with children participating in youth sports.
Has your child suffered a concussion playing youth sports? How did you handle it and what would you tell other parents?
This is a guest post from Ryan O’Leary, a sports media and marketing professional. Ryan O’Leary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri and Master’s of Sport Management at West Virginia University. Ryan is passionate about baseball, hockey and the sports industry at large and co-authored the book Colorado Sports Trivia, released in 2011.