Signs & Symptoms

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Save The Brain

What To Do When A Concussion Occurs:
Don’t allow the athlete to return to play; a second blow to the head following a concussion can result in a more serious brain injury. Have the athlete evaluated by a healthcare professional as soon as possible. When in Doubt, Take’em Out!

Signs Observed by Parents/Guardians Symptoms Reported By Your Child/Teen
Appears dazed or stunned Difficulty thinking clearly
Is confused about events Difficulty concentrating or remembering
Answers questions slowly Feeling more "slowed down"
Repeats Questions Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
Can't recall events after the hit, bump or fall Headache or "pressure" in head
Loses consciousness (even briefly) Nausea or vomiting
Shows behavior or personality changes Fatigue or feeling tired
Forgets class schedule or assignments Uncoordinated, dizzy
Is uncharacteristically irritable, sad or nervous Difficulty focusing or concentration on a skill or task
Is more emotional than usual Blurry or double vision
  Sensitivity to light or noise
  Does not "feel right"