Concussion Info


 5 Steps To Returning To The Game After A Possible Concussion


Concussions in young athletes can result in long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems. You can’t always prevent a head injury in sports, but there are things you can do, as a coach, to give your athletes the best chance of recovery if a concussion happens.



 Recognition of Concussion


Recognition of Concussion
Common signs and symptoms of sports-related concussions
Symptoms (Reported by athlete)
•Nausea or vomiting
•Double vision, blurry vision
•Sensitive to light ornoise
•Feels sluggish/ slowed down
•Feels "foggy"
•Difficulty concentrating
•Difficulty remembering
•Numbness/ tingling
•Ringing in Ears
•Feeling more emotional
•Nervousness/ Anxiousness
•Pressure in head
•Neck pain
•Difficulty Sleeping
Signs (Observed by others)
•Athlete appears dazed or stunned
•Forgets Plays
•Unsure about game, score, opponent
•Moves clumsily (altered coordination)
•Balance Problems
•Personality/Mood Changes
•Responds slowly to questions
•Forgets events prior to hit
•Forgets events after hit
•Loss of consciousness(any duration)

These signs and symptoms following a witnessed or suspected blow to the head or body are indicative of probable concussion. Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms,or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be immediately removed from the contest or practice and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate healthcare professional.(per Max's Law, approved by Oregon Legislature in 2009)


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