Now before you think this is some academic article on football science, you should visit our full blog and realize I’m only talking about backyard football. Joseph, my son, is the inspiration of this blog and we love sharing our stories together by the computer. He has a lot of input into what I say here.
Now just yesterday while I was throwing the good old football to Joseph he tried to jump and catch it up and fell and got a scrape on his hand. Now this is when you’ll start to realize why this a post about how NOT to deal with football injuries because my son Joseph had no idea what to do and started crying. Of course, I reacted and handled the situation, getting Joseph a bandage and some ice and a good dinner, but the whole point of this really is that this was the first time there had been an injury where Joseph was really scared. Together we both agree now that we should play more safely from now on and I think this was a powerful experience for us, and especially Joseph.
Injuries on the field can be scary and you must know how to respond in the most efficient way in order to prepare for the more serious kinds of injuries. That is why paramedics stand by at official football games. Our civilization is smart enough to know that these sports are dangerous and I’m so grateful for the education we have.
Joseph and I today spend a good while searching around on the internet for different university football teams and the kind of importance they put into safety regulations. Joseph and I think benefited greatly from today despite his injury and this reminds me of a passage in the Bible.
A good old football injury can be a very beautiful thing between and father and a son.
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“bye by jsoeph”