Football Injuries Sideline Some Players Permanently

By Sara Lee Kessler
While some football injuries may sideline an athlete for a game or two – some can be life-changing.  Recently, Rutgers University player Eric LeGrand suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while making a tackle during a Rutgers-Army game.  In an effort to prevent these types of injuries the National Football League has announced that a player could be suspended, rather than merely fined, for an illegal hit to an opponent’s head even if it is a first offense.

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