Due to the nature of athletics, collisions between athletes are a common occurrence. Injuries of varying degrees can occur due to collisions. One such injury is concussion. A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head and can vary in severity. Even a mild bump can become serious.
It is important that coaches, parents, and students know the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Any hit to the head should be taken seriously and, if symptoms arise, get immediate and proper medical attention.
The links below will take you to informational publications that help parents and students recognize the signs of a concussion and tell you what to do if an athlete has a concussion. How you act can have an impact on the student's future health and well-being.Return to Play from Concussion - Process | All athletes suspected of incurring a concussion will be required to follow these steps.