Sports are brutal. Just a few weeks ago, we all watched boxer Francisco Leal get knocked out, never to regain consciousness. People who watch football, hockey or lacrosse see broken bones, ripped ligaments, spinal injuries, and concussions on an almost weekly basis. These are viewed as gladiator sports, in which athletes attempt to destroy each other. Things like head injuries can't really be prevented; to combat them, these sports have mandated its athletes to dress the part, in pads and helmets, and the professional leagues have established protocols for what do once there is risk of a player suffering a concussion.
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