This picture goes step by step in showing just how a concussion occurs. The force of a concussion can be 98 times greater than the force of gravity. The force of the brain bouncing of the skull is what causes the concussion to occur. The concussion itself can cause the brain to actually bruise and have nerve damage in the long run.
In the field of athletics, a common dialogue of coaches, administrators, athletes, and the media surrounds player safety and concussions. Although the majority of concussions are not associated with a loss of consciousness, the long term affects of these sometimes minor traumatic brain injuries can be devastating. Concussions can occur in many sports, with the NCAA rating Women’s Hockey as the collegiate sport with the highest rate of reported concussions.