The Los Angeles native Bradford Jamieson IV is back again after recovering from a concussion suffered during the U-20 World Cup. It’s been about 2 weeks since the incident but he is already training with the LA Galaxy and hopes that he will be back to 100% very soon. The forward says he is feeling much better after spending the last couple of weeks recovering. If you or anyone you know has suffered from any form of brain injury, like a concussion for example, you could look into a company like Nehora Law Firm, who can help get you the compensation you deserve. All this must be done after medical treatment.
[quote_box_center]“You start to feel a lot more like yourself [as time passes]. You get a lot more attentive to things,” Jamieson said this week. “It’s still moving along slowly, but it’s something I have to deal with, and sooner or later I’ll be back at the same speed of thought. That’s something that has to come up to speed, is really the speed of thought. I think my body is a lot less reactive to my mind than I would like it to be, and that can get pretty frustrating.”[/quote_box_center]
The incidient happened during a U-20 World Cup game against Colombia on June 10th, which the U.S. won 1-0 in the Round of 16. The 18 year old was injured early in the match with about 3 minutes on the clock, when he was battling for a header and landed awkwardly on the ground. He received treatment on the field but was later taken straight to the hospital.
[quote_box_center]“A lot of people thought it [could be] a number of things, from my collarbone to my spine, and there was a lot of pain in my neck, and the concussion was pretty much it,” Jamieson said. “I felt like I lost consciousness, but a lot of people told me otherwise. I don’t really remember it. I was a lot more scared the second it happened, because I couldn’t feel my right leg. So it was kind of like, ‘Oh, man, I don’t know if this is a spinal thing or something like that.’ But after awhile, I started feeling again, my body started coming out of shock, so I started to calm down. My mom was there, too, and she was frantic. I was keeping myself calm more for her than for me.”[/quote_box_center]
After that game against Colombia, the U.S. went on to play the quarterfinal against Serbia without Jamieson, and ended up losing on penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw in normal time. Even though the tournament ended earlier for him, he still says it was a great experience.
[quote_box_center]“The way I look at it is it won’t be my last World Cup,” he said. “[Getting hurt] definitely gives you some drive. I know everyday I’m so thirsty to play a game like that, because World Cup games aren’t like other games. There’s no other way to put it. There’s just nothing like representing your country in a World Cup.”[/quote_box_center]
This is his third concussion in less than one and a half years. The first one happened during a game while playing for the Galaxy, and it was actually very similar to this last one, landing on his head. The second happened in practice but he does not remember how it happened.
The LA Galaxy player returned to practice on Monday, doing mostly non-contact drills. He was hoping that he would be clear to play on Wednesday against Portland, but that didn’t happen, so now he will continue to receive treatment from the club’s medical staff and hopes to get back in soon.