Even if you don’t black out, that doesn’t mean you didn’t have a concussion. An injured player may be confused or disoriented after a head hit, and unable to recognize the signs of concussion in him/herself. Any further injury before the brain heals significantly increases the risk of brain damage. As teammates, coaches, parents, and spectators, we should NEVER tell a player to “tough it out” and return to play after a head hit!!
In COVD’s blog, Ella shares how players may feel pressured to return to play before they are ready, and how we need to create a environment where they can be comfortable sitting it out if they don’t feel ok! #BrainInjuryAwareness
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