IF YOU THINK A PLAYER HAS SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION (PER CDC)
- don’t assess it yourself.
- take him/her out of play,
- and seek the advice of a health care professional
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.
A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and
brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a "ding," "getting your bell rung," or what seems
to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or one or more symptoms of concussion listed below after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body
be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.
If an athlete reports
s/he should be kept out of play the day of the injury band until a health care professional,
experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
More info at CDC website