Quick bit of background (some of you already know this) - I play touch football on most Sunday mornings that the weather allows. Nice and casual. Just a bunch of guys getting out of the house and having a friendly game. And, for the most part, I thoroughly enjoy it. However....
In the year and a half that I've been playing, I have injured myself more times than I have in the previous 10 or 11 years of cycling. Mostly pulled muscles. But occasionally something more serious happens. Last fall, I cracked a rib after wiping out on the wet field. Previous to That, I had a small tear in a small muscle in my left calf that took me out of action for several weeks.
Now, I think I may have done something that may see me bow out of these gatherings... I think I may have another (very mild) concussion.
I've had 3 concussions previous to this. Two mild and one moderate. But all three sucked, nonetheless. Oddly enough, all work related. Who knew studio engineer was such a high risk profession.
But on Sunday, there was an unfortunate, completely accidental and unintentional collision between my left temple and the knee of one of my buddies. Good solid smack, though. And initially, I didn't think that it was at all serious and continued playing.
Now, I'm not so sure.
I've had a very slight but persistent headache since then. There's been a bit of spacey-ness, with slight temporary imbalance. No hint of nausea, though which is a good sign. It's been just a fraction of the symptoms I remember from the mild ones previously suffered, yet not as severe.
Still, it's enough to give me pause that maybe my Sunday mornings should be spent on the bike. Which is a shame because I really do enjoy the camaraderie that football has given.