World Cup Head Injuries and the Soccer Concussion Debate
After German player Christoph Kramer took a hit to the head and fell to the ground, World Cup fans could see that something wasn’t right, yet team doctors cleared him to continue playing. Kramer fell again without even being touched just 15 minutes later, spurring the debate on head injuries that were ignored in the World Cup this year.
In this episode of the TeamSnap Youth Sports Podcast, Jay Fraga, post-concussion syndrome sufferer by chance, concussion awareness fighter by choice, and founder of TheKnockoutProject.org, talks about the warning signs of this “invisible injury” and suggests some changes for the game and with FIFA. As a former BMX rider who was forced to retire due to multiple concussions, Fraga’s personal story will leave you a lot to think about. For more information, read up on World Cup concussions on the TeamSnap Blog.