Major NFL Sporting Injury Halts Monday Night Football


3.5 Million American children are injured in sports every year

(January 3, 2023) Monday night football came to a dramatic halt this week when one player suffered a significant injury during the game. Sports are beneficial in many ways as they provide exercise, fun, teamwork-building skills, and entertainment for millions of Americans every year. However, major NFL players are not the only people to experience significant injuries in sports. It can happen to you or your loved ones at any time and in any sport. So, what do you do if you’ve been injured in a major sports action? What kind of sports injury warrants legal compensation for the victim and their family? Let’s take a look at some major sports injuries and their legal recourse. However, it’s important to keep in mind that every case is unique – always talk to an experienced legal professional about your specific injuries if you wish to seek legal recourse after a major sports accident.

Did you know?

John-Hopkins Medical reports that 3.5 million children (aged 14 and under) are injured in a sports-related activity every year in the United States.



Sports that are high contact have the greatest rates of head injury in the United States. Concussions can be minor and heal without any side effects, but this is not always the case. Concussions can lead to emotional and behavioral issues, as well as extreme physical discomfort, any of which possibly last a lifetime for the unfortunate victim.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Sports are a leading cause of TBIs in the United States for young children ages 0-19, with an average of 62,000 hospitalized every year, according to the CDC. TBIs don’t always happen because of a serious blow to the head – sometimes, a sudden, jarring shock is all it takes to injure the brain critically. What’s worse is that the effects of a TBI are not always immediately obvious but can still end up changing the victim’s life forever.

Spinal Cord Injury

Men between the ages of 16-30 constitute the majority of new spinal cord cases due to sports activity in the United States every year. Usually, spinal concussions that occur during sporting events are usually expected to heal fully, but this is not always the case. They can be caused by a blow to the spine, either from contact with another person or the ground, and are common injuries in football, ice hockey, skateboarding, and skiing. The repercussions of a spinal cord injury can last a lifetime and completely debilitate the victim.

Negligence and Sporting Injuries

The college sports governing body (the NCAA) and the Texas High School Athletic Association have claimed a policy of dedication to maintaining the safety, both physically and mentally, of the student-athletes they oversee. However, many of the injuries we discussed happened when they were entirely avoidable, and many students and parents are not made aware of the serious risks associated with common sporting injuries. When these associations don’t take the appropriate action to protect and inform the students they oversee, we call this supposed dedication to safety into question. However, you can be sure that the defendant will be well-staffed with well-financed and experienced legal help. If you or your child has been seriously injured in a sporting accident due to the negligence of another party, then you will need the same level of representation to get the compensation you deserve.

Sports Injury Attorneys Servicing San Antonio

Contact the Carabin Shaw Law Firm today at 800-862-1260 for your free case evaluation. Our legal team has been representing the injured in San Antonio and across Texas for 30 years. We look forward to serving you.

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