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Keeping All Athletes Safe

Concussions aren’t all the same and can be difficult to recognize. Signs and symptoms may take hours or several days to appear, so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms athletes may experience.

Talk to your coach immediately if you observe or experience any of these symptoms and seek care from a healthcare professional. There can also be short-term and/or long-term side effects. Follow up with your physician during and after recovery to discuss the risks and benefits of continued participation in sports and to obtain written medical clearance to return to play.

Useful Info

Possible Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Blurred vision and/or slurred speech
  • Sluggishness, confusion, or fogginess
  • Inability to concentrate or noticeable memory loss
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light and/or noise
  • Obvious behavioral changes