Kids Are Still Playing The Same Day Of Concussion- Don’t Be That Guy!

Kids Are Still Playing The Same Day Of Concussion- Don’t Be That Guy!
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

More than a third of young athletes treated for concussions at a Texas sports clinic went back into the game after their injury despite safety recommendations
Whether the kids were unaware they had a concussion, or whether they intentionally withheld the injury from coaches or trainers is unknown
The study shows that there is still a need to educate players and coaches about the signs and symptoms of concussion, and to change the culture around reporting a possible concussion

By now everyone’s heard what you need to do: if you suspect you might have a concussion you need to come out of the game immediately, and not play again until properly cleared by a medical professional skilled in sports concussion management…

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