Concussions

By: Daniel Watson

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the brain or violent shaking of the head/body.

Prevention

  • Wearing protective gear during sports
  • Buckling your seat belt
  • Making your home safe
  • Protecting your children
  • Exercising regularly
  • Educating others about concussions

Stats

  1. Girls have a higher concussion rate than boys do
  2. 50% of second impact syndrome victims die
  3. 15.8% of football players receiving a concussion causing loss of consciousness return to play the same day
  4. 400,000 brain injuries(concussions) happened in high school sports in the years 2008-2009