Cons_the past years, theirs been many professional sport players. There's also been many injuries, like broken hands, feet, legs, wrists, and concussions. BERKELEY, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, one of the NFL's top rookies this past season, told "Outside the Lines" on Monday that he is retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma.

Borland, 24, said he notified the 49ers on Friday. He said he made his decision after consulting with family members, concussion researchers, friends and current and former teammates, as well as studying what is known about the relationship between football and neurodegenerative disease. A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island, becoming the third high school football player to die in recent days.

Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player for Shoreham-Wading River High School, died Wednesday night at a hospital after suffering a head injury during a game with John Glenn High School in Elwood earlier that day.

Pros_ Being a professional football player is a good opportunity for your future. There's plenty of amazing scholarships for many people, and they've gotten pretty far in life I'm guessing. Being a Pro. Sports player has made impacts on many lives, and there's many more to come. The difference between professional sports and amateur sports is that athletes in professional sports get paid for playing; where as amateur athletes do not. And just like almost everything else in this world, treating professional sports as a daily occupation has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. With the mass media taking hold of sports and increasing the global audience, many sports were introduced to a larger and a global audience and the sports also raked in a lot of money. However, with increasing professionalism, many sports are losing popularity due to their non-commercial nature, as with the game of cricket in England.

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