CONCUSSION AWARENESS

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. This results in inadequate brain function.


Some Symptoms of a concussion are:


  • Difficulty thinking Clearly
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Headache
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness/Balancing problems
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Emotional instability
  • Unusual sleeping habits

Common Questions

What Should I Do If I Have A Concussion?

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.