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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kids football tournaments 1478085073 1396909949 Kids Are Still Playing The Same Day Of Concussion  Don’t Be That Guy!By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
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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