Jeff Allan blogs about the news stories everyone is talking about, providing his opinions, passion and the answers to listeners’ big questions. Also, you can tune into his talk show, “The Jeff Allan Show,” on 570News, weekdays at 9 a.m.See more blogs
Concussions: I Wonder?
With all we know about concussions now it occurred to me today that there must be a lot of old athletes like me who actually had one or two and did nothing about it. The only thing they did back in my day was keep a person awake until they were sure the patient wouldn’t fall into a coma! The person would be on their way and back at their sport quickly. We wouldn’t dream of doing that today thank goodness! The sad thing is that many concussion victims of the past may have had problems in school, relationships, the workplace and more because of a head shot. Mental illness and addiction is also something to factor in. Think about how many athletes there are who may have had a difficult time in life not because they did something wrong, but because they took a blow to the head that changed them. How did we ever play hockey or football without a helmet on?