Football is one of the most physically demanding sports in the U.S. This physicality is why knee injuries and concussions are becoming more common for a football injury. High school football injuries are normally minor but you can never be too careful. “There are a lot of injuries in football, but a little cut and bruise don’t count as an injury.” - Coach Wong. Because football has a lot of injuries, coaches have to be more aware of their players condition. Most injuries in football are caused by young players pushing themselves to become better. Noah Jensen, sophomore player, said “ I knew I was hurt, but I didn't want to stop.” Another athlete Emi Cano, junior player, added “I got a concussion but I’m doing great.” And fortunately for these two athletes they will be playing this coming week.
Many argue that football is too dangerous, because so many get hurt. Naabaahii Tsosie argued “Personally, I think that any sport can be dangerous… But all athletes should expect that because when you step into the game you ask for anything that’s coming.” A few parents also argued the same thing “Football is a crazy sport! But my son knew that when he signed up, he also knew that he would get hurt at some point and I supported that.” said by Melanie Ahyou (the mom of Jonas Ahyou a graduate of 2015.) Athletes need to be ready for their own sports. “If an athlete wants to be truly great they need to stay dedicated and power through injuries.” - Tiana Vakaafi