You can’t see a concussion, but you might notice some of the
the symptoms right away. Other symptoms can show up hours
or even days after the injury.
Sensitivity to light or sound
Double or fuzzy vision
Slowed reaction time
Balance problems or dizziness
Loss of consciousness
Feeling unusually irritable
Feeling sluggish, froggy, or groggy
Play It Safer
A student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at the time for the remainder of the day.
Return to play cannot be sooner than 7 days after the evaluation by a physician who has made the diagnosis of concussion.
Get The Facts
Can change the way your brain
Can range from mild to extremely severe
Can occur even if you do not lose
Can occur during practice or competition in any sport
Presents itself differently for each athlete
A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body
from contact with another player, hitting a hard surface such as the ground ice, floor
Being hit by a piece of equipment such as a bat, lacrosse stick, or field hockey ball
What can happen if my child keeps on playing with a concussion or returns too soon?
Athletes with the signs and symptoms of concussion
should be removed from play immediately (CIF Bylaw 313). Continuing to play with the signs and symptoms of a concussion leaves the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury.