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Los Angeles Times Reports on Brain Injuries on the Sports Field and Battle Field.

On October 5, 2009, the Los Angeles Times contained an article ( click here to read ), regarding injuries sustained by football players and other athletes. The article pointed out that there is a dilemma faced by coaches at all levels in all kinds of sports which is the same as that often faced by emergency medical technicians responding to the scene of a car crash or by supervisors called to the scene of a workplace accident. The question which is difficult to answer which poses the dilemma is: "This person looks fine on the outside but has his brain- lodged in a bony case and far from view- been hurt?"

According to the Los Angeles Times article, a brain injury occurs every 7 seconds.