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Signs of A Concussion

Symptoms that coaching staff or parents should look for:

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction or play
  • Is unsure of score or opponent
  • Moves clumsily or has poor balance
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness
  • Shows mood, behavior or personality changes

Cannot recall events prior to or after a hit or fall Athlete should report:

  • Headache or “pressure” in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Feeling more emotional, nervous or anxious
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