Many kids in middle school and high school enjoy playing sports. It’s part of their daily curriculum, and may be even one of the most enjoyable parts of the day. Parents love seeing their kids bond with others their age and learn what proper sportsmanship is like.
But with playing sports comes the risk of injury. High-contact sports like football are particularly dangerous because of the chances of getting gravely injured. Concussions are prevalent in this sport, as they are for some soccer players.
TeenRueben Nsemoh is no stranger to these concussions as a soccer goalie. He had two beforethe third, which nearly killed him.
Even his coach says that he had never seen something like it before: the teen passed out on the field after getting kicked in the head, then regained consciousness and threw up.
He was airlifted to hospital when he went into a coma. He could have died.
But when he woke up, he was no longer the same exact person. The teen’s personality had not changed, but he woke only being able to speak Spanish a language he had never spoken fluently before.
Now, Reuben has regained his ability to speak English, but maintains his fluency in Spanish. It’s a medical mystery to everyone around him!
His coach is hoping that this latest accident will encourage all players to wear helmets on the field before a tragedy that’s worse can affect another bright, young player.