The sooner your brain has recovered, the sooner you will be able to return to play.
It is better to miss a game, instead of the season.
You can’t play your best when you are hurt.
Increased risk of potential other injuries.
Athletes who suffer a second blow to the head prior to resolution of the first are at risk for more severe acute problems and longer recovery periods. The most dramatic potential consequence, though rare, of continuing or returning to play prior to concussion resolution is second impact syndrome
Second Impact Syndrome
Second Impact Syndrome is defined as: a condition where the brain swells rapidly
after receiving a second concussion before the symptoms of the first concussion have
subsided. The time from second impact to critical, life-