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While Europe enjoys its “Miracle of Medinah” win to retain the Ryder Cup, many people will be inspired to pick up a club. Whilst on the face of it golf appears to be a safe sport, it can still be surprisingly dangerous. Many people are treated in hospital every year for injuries received from playing golf, most commonly with head injuries and facial injuries after being hit by a golf ball or club.
Golf Injury Research
The Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine in the US has conducted various crash dummy tests, to demonstrate just how dangerous a fast moving ball can be. Using a golf ball machine to propel the ball engineers hit the dummy in the head, chest and arm, then measured the impact to determine the extent of injuries. Dr Janda of the Institute found that most injuries could be serious and many fatal, unless treated properly and quickly. The most vulnerable part of the head to injury was the temporal area, where blood vessels supplying the brain are right underneath the skull.
Golfers Often Ignore Head injury
Apparently, most golfers ignore their head injuries and continue to play, but if after a blow to the head you are having headaches, blurred vision, double vision, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, you must see a doctor. Head injuries can actually worsen over time and can even lead to death in some cases, if not treated soon enough. Perhaps the most dangerous thing to do after a golf course injury is to head to the clubhouse for a couple of drinks; alcohol with a head injury can be deadly.
Head Injury UK: Head Injury Claim Experts
Fortunately most people who play golf and many other sports do so quite safely, but should you be unlucky enough to suffer a head injury, no matter how small, then you must get it checked out by a doctor. At Head Injury UK our specialist lawyers have helped other sports injury victims, so should you or someone you know have suffered a head injury due to someone else’s fault, whilst playing sport or in another accident, please contact Andy Shaw to see how he can help you.
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