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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 lasting consequences.


All injuries to the brain, regardless of how apparently minor they seem should be managed appropriately.


Important:  After a potential concussion (first 24-48 hours), if your child experiences a sudden onset of any the following, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room.


Parents

Headaches that worsen

Unusual behavior change

Repeated vomiting

Seizures


Look very drowsy, can’t be awakened

Weakness or numbness in arms or legs


Increasing irritability


Loss of consciousness


Can’t recognize people or places

Increasing confusion

Neck pain

Slurred speech


The information provided is a collaborative effort from the Brain Injury Association of NH and the NH State Advisory Council on Sport Related Concussion. Further information and notations can be reviewed by downloading the Sport-Related Concussion Consensus Statement prepared by the NH State Advisory Council on Sport-Related Concussion.