Nailing down the numbers on traumatic brain injuries in sports is a tall order. National efforts give us a snapshot using a small sample, but what’s the status of data on concussions in San Diego?
Charlie Wund is president of the Agency for Student Health Research. Wund created a cloud-based injury reporting platform called InjureFree, which lets school programs report injuries and communicate directly with health systems.
We talked with Wund on the podcast this week about what he’s found out, and his take on the existential crisis football – a “collision sport” compared with contact sports like soccer, basketball and the rest.
Listen to the podcast here, on Stitcher or on iTunes.
• Our lead story this week focused on an incident at La Jolla High, where a 17-year-old continued playing after a serious hit. He’s still reeling from the impact, suffering migraines and unable to participate in a full day of school. Read Mario Koran’s full story here.
• Our Fact Check debunks a claim made in the National Review about Lincoln High – not a charter school, for the record – and the rate of assaults on campus.
• Hero of the Week goes to the Anaheim Ducks for having faith that San Diego fans might actually show up for minor league hockey games.
• Party-dad attorney Jeff Lake is our Goat of the Week for thinking a Playboy Mansion-themed party was a great idea to celebrate his daughter’s 18th birthday, and who was utterly shocked when 200 attendees brought booze.