What is a Concussion?
Some Symptoms of a concussion are:
- Difficulty thinking Clearly
- Difficulty remembering
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Dizziness/Balancing problems
- Sensitivity to light
- Emotional instability
- Unusual sleeping habits
Symptoms of a Concussion
The picture above shows how an athlete may feel after a concussion.
Extensive head trauma can result in chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Second Impact Syndrome
Second impact syndrome is cause by getting a second concussion. This can happen if an athlete is not taken out for a concussion. This can result in swelling of the brain or stroke.
If you have any of the above symptoms, tell your coach or parent and go to the doctor or hospital.
When Should I Be Concerned?
If the above symptoms worsen or new ones appear you should be concerned and go to see a doctor as soon as possible before anything gets worse.
When Can I Return To Playing Sports?
Once your doctor tells you that you have a concussion, you will not be able to play until you are cleared to play my the same or other doctor. You should not go back to playing in the same day if you had any symptoms of a concussion.