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Do You Know How To Spot Concussion Signs & Symptoms?

CONCUSSION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Concussion Symptoms

  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Concentration or memory problems

Signs a player may have a concussion

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets plays
  • Unsure of game, score or opponent
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can't recall events prior to or after the hit or fall

What should a coach do if a concussion is suspected?

1) Remove the athlete from play

2) Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional

3) Inform the athlete’s parents/guardians of the possible concussion

4) Allow the athlete to return to play only after an appropriate health care professional clears his or her return