What is Concussion?
Concussion is a brain injury and can be caused by a direct or indirect hit to the player’s head or body. Concussion typically results in an immediate onset of short lived signs and symptoms. However, in some cases, the signs and symptoms of concussion may evolve over a number of minutes or hours or even days. Concussion must be taken extremely seriously as there is potential for catastrophic brain injury with children and adolescents at most risk.
- Double/Blurry Vision
- Sensitivity to Light
- Feeling Hazy or Groggy
- Just not Feeling Right
- Memory Problems
- Pressure in Head
– Recognise the Signs and Symptoms
– Report if Suspicious, do not hide or ignore it
– Rehab with rest and medical guidance
– Return only after following ‘Return to Play’ protocol and getting medical clearance