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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of a potential CONCUSSION

 

SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACH, PARENT or MEDICAL STAFF 

• Appears dazed or stunned 
• Is confused about assignment 
Forgets sports plays 
• Is unsure of game, score, or opponent 
• Moves clumsily 
• Answers questions slowly 
• Loses consciousness (even briefly) or groggy
• Shows behavior or personality 
• Confusion
• Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall 
Can’t recall events after hit or fall 


SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETE

• Headache or "pressure" in head 
• Nausea or vomiting or position
• Balance problems or dizziness 
• Double or blurry vision 
• Sensitivity to light 
• Sensitivity to noise 
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, groggy
• Does not "feel right"

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Visit them online at http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html