A concussion is a serious injury.
All major professional sports recognize this.
Terms such as “ding” or “bell rung” minimize and trivialize an injury that may have
All injuries to the brain, regardless of how apparently minor they seem should be
Important: After a potential concussion (first 24-48 hours), if the child experiences
any of the following, contact doctor or go to the emergency room (call 911).
- Headaches that worsen
- Weakness or numbness in arms or legs
- Loss of consciousness
- Increasing confusion
- Slurred speech
- Unusual behavior change
- Repeated vomiting
- Look very drowsy, can’t be awakened
- Increasing irritability
- Can’t recognize people or places
- Neck pain