Sports Concussions

By Sam Grinberg---Wel Trimester 2---Mr. Skea

What is a Concussion?

  • A concussion is a mild-traumatic brain injury
  • It is caused by a jolt in the brain
  • There is usually bruising on the brain or injury to the nerve central

Symptoms

  • Persistent headaches
  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision or sensitivity to light

Signs of a Concussion

  • Dizziness after hitting the head
  • Headache that won't go away
  • Trouble focusing
  • You throw up

Decreasing the chances in Sports

  • In sports, wear good equipment
  • Good sportsmanship, no aggression
  • No contact at practice

High School Concussions

  • In high school football, 64 concussions are expected per 100,00 games
  • Hockey is 54
  • Lacrosse is 40

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