Don't Miss These 9 Concussion Warning Signs
9/29/2011 4:29:03 PM
Concussions are serious brain injuries and without proper management, can result in permanent damage or even death.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show right after the injury, or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If the player reports one or more of the following symptoms, he or she should be kept out of play until a health care professional says it is okay to return:
- Headache or "pressure" in head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
- Concentration or memory problems
- Just not "feeling right" or "feeling down"
Inspired by the Zackery Lystedt
law in the state of Washington, a growing number of states are enacting legislation that requires concussion awareness training for all youth coaches - which includes all coaches in AYSO. Learn more about concussion training
. Read a helpful Parent/Athlete Concussion Information sheet
from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Reprinted from Play it Safe
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