The Fragile Physiology of Football Players

Posted Posted in Case Report, Health and Medicine: Case Reports, Narrative and Personal Writing

By: Esther Ebuehi, Human Development major, Nutrition Science minor ’16 Author’s Note: “This narrative case report describes an athlete‚Äôs shoulder injury and explores the way injuries are treated in the world of collegiate athletics. While I was writing this piece, I recognized just how little time non-athletes spend thinking about the impact of sports injuries. Many NCAA athletes have life-long sports injuries, but we rarely talk about this issue as a campus community. There’s a national discourse revolving around injury prevention in football, and I believe this is a topic college students (athletes and non-athletes alike) should be thinking critically about.”