Opinion on Preston Plevretes' Story

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Hope Hancox
Athletic Training
I do believe the fault should have been put on the coaches, trainer, and mainly the nurse for telling Plevretes two days after his diagnosis that he could return to practice and whatnot after sitting out for one game. Considering he was diagnosed with a concussion, in order for Plevretes to get back on the field as soon as possible, he should have been checked out and kept on a regular check up schedule to monitor the progress of his concussion; neither of which was done. Like Preston says in the video, “I could have sat out for one more game.”

I think the Plevretes family was right to put the university at fault. The athletic staff should have taken more caution with such an injury no matter what Preston said. Preston was not knowledgeable of his injury because that wasn’t his job. The injury was an accident but legal concern was right to be brought in because negligence was involved. Negligence in that Plevretes had been complaining about headaches in the weeks and days leading up to the game of his second impact.

Overall, I do believe that negligence was involved and taking legal action was correct. I also believe that Preston Plevretes was right in saying that he didn’t blame the game for his concussion; he blamed the lack of knowledge about his injury. In all, we take more caution when it comes to a concussion these days and make athletes aware of its danger.
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