Concussions are a serious issue. The face of the National Hockey League, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, has been suffering from a debilitating concussion since January of 2011.
Despite his progress in coming back to the game that he loves, Crosby should call it a career to save himself a life full of concussion-type symptoms.
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, “A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. Cuts or bruises may be present on the head or face, but in many cases, there are no signs of trauma. Many people assume that concussions involve a loss of consciousness, but that is not true. In most cases, a person with a concussion never loses consciousness.”
Like Stephania Bell wrote in her ESPN.com piece, Crosby’s injury has no true timetable when he can return to action. This injury has caused other players in the NHL to end their career. Crosby should take the lead of these other players and retire from the league to preserve his life outside of the sport.
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