Regardless of whether they can add a new piece of skull or something else. I would say playing football would be out of the question unless it is flag. Having a brain injury already and taking a chance of getting your brain rattled, is not a wise thing to do.
The surgery is called "cranioplasty" a procedure designed to repair or reshape irregularities or imperfections in the skull. A bone graft from elsewhere in the body or a synthetic material may be used to repair the defects. How bad the imperfections or damage as in your case would dictate what would be used.
Some doctors say that the procedure is relatively minor, but with any surgery there is always a chance of something going wrong. The decision
In my case the doctors just screwed down the piece of skull they cut out for my surgeries.
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