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CDC Concussion Guide



Please read the following info about concussions. We are in full contact now and we need to be aware of these potential problems.


Concussion Awareness

Concussion Facts
  • A concussion is a brain injury that affects how your brain works
  • A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body
  • A concussion can happen even if you haven’t been knocked unconscious
  • If you think you have a concussion, you should not return to play until a proper healthcare professional clears you

Concussion Symptoms
  • Symptoms vary from person to person and may not show up for hours or days. These include:
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Sluggish, Groggy, or Foggy
  • Feeling irritable or emotionally down
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurry or Double vision
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Loss of consciousness

Why should I report my symptoms ?
  • Playing or practicing with a concussion is dangerous and can lead to delay in recovery and returning to play
  • While the brain is healing, it is much more likely to sustain another concussion and long term problems
  • In rare cases, repeat concussions can cause brain swelling, permanent brain damage and even death

What should I do if I think I have a concussion ?
  • Don’t hide it , report it
  • Ignoring symptoms and “toughing it out” can make symptoms worse
  • Tell your coach, parent or safety member if you think someone is pressuring you into playing with symptoms
  • Get checked out by a health care professional ASAP
  • Sports have injury timeouts and substitutions, sooner you get checked out, the sooner you can safely return to play
  • A concussion can affect your ability to do schoolwork and other activities
  • It is important to give you brain time to heal
  • It is Better to miss one game than a whole season


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