Fourth Down and Inches
Concussions and Football's Make-Or-Break Moment
By Carla Killough McClafferty
(Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9781467710671, 96pp.)
Publication Date: September 2013
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Football's defenders managed to move the chains. Rule changes and reforms after 1905 saved the game and cleared the way for it to become America's most popular sport. But they didn't fix everything.
Today, football faces a new injury crisis as dire as 1905's. With increased awareness about brain injury, reported concussions are on the rise among football players. But experts fear concussions may only be the tip of the iceberg. The injuries are almost invisible, but the stakes couldn't be higher: the brains of millions of young football players across the country.