San Diego sports fans know that sometimes intensity during a game can lead to an injury for one of the players. From junior football leagues to afterschool hockey games all the way up to college and professional sports, a close game can be exciting and fun to watch as players work hard to win. For players, cheering fan, excited commentators, and praise from the media are a big part of the reward for doing well.
As the National Hockey League season begins, NHL officials and medical professionals are focusing on the potential for serious head and brain injuries in hockey players. In a recent study, researchers found that direct hits by other players, head shots with parts of the body and injuries from fights were most likely to cause lasting harm in NHL players.