There have been many concerns about concussions and brain injuries over the last year as more information about the dangers of concussions through football have emerged thanks to a nationwide National Football League case. Head injuries are dangerous; short-term effects are usually obvious, although they can vary, and many people seem to be able to overcome the side effects within a relatively short amount of time. However, over the long-term, these head injuries can lead to effects that simply can't be predicted fully.
In Alabama, 10,000 people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year for a number of reasons. The injuries could be related to sports, car accidents or medical trauma. Of the people who are injured, it's reported that 500 die and 1,500 become disabled from those brain injuries.