Head shots hard to diagnose from sports desk

Are sports editors qualified to judge sports injuries?

The “Tight Lines” article (Trail Times, April 17) by Jim Bailey seems to suggest that a hockey player who has been elbowed in the face should “learn how to take a hit”, and to “get up off the mat when knocked down.”

It must be easy for Dr Jim Bailey to diagnose headshots from his desk where the most dangerous injury he may face is the potential paper cut or perhaps the dreaded carpel tunnel.

Let’s hope that Dr Bailey never experiences the effects of a concussion, the head is not like a bone that can heal, and sometimes when you are dizzy and have legs like Bambi it can be hard to “get up off the mat.”

Nathan Ehman

Fruitvale