Signs & Symptoms

  • Signs a player may have a concussion
  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets plays
  • Unsure of game, score or opponent
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can't recall events prior to or after the hit or fall
  • Concussion Symptoms
  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Felling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
 

What should a coach do if a concussion is suspected?

  • 1.Remove the athlete from play
  • 2.Ensure the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate health care professional
  • 3.Inform the athlete's parents/guardians of the possible concussion
  • 4.Allow the athlete to return to play only after an appropriate health care professional clears his or her return