Tuesday, September 29, 2009

en garde - the Fencing Response

En garde… The fencing position has become a notable response in serious head injuries. Dr. Lifshitz, an assistant professor at UK's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, along with other researchers used YouTube to find this response in athletes. Using the postings on this social media site allowed these researchers to examine the head injuries in many different sports and activities. YouTube often has the same incident of injury, but with various angles. A description of this response may be found in The Medical News. Tim Tebow, quarterback for the University of Florida exhibited this response at the moment of his head injury on Saturday (9/26). ESPN article with video.

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