Hendricks Regional Health Concussion Fact Sheet

  •  A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.
  • Concussions can occur in any sport.
  • Concussions can be caused by players colliding with each other  or obstacles (i.e. goal post or ground).
  • Signs and symptoms of a concussion can show up right after the injury or take days or weeks to appear.
  • They can have varying degrees of severity and disrupt the way the brain normally works.
  • Even a small bump on the head can be serious.
  • If an athlete reports any symptoms of a concussion, seek medical attention right away.

 Excellent Resources to print out:

Athletes Fact Sheet

Coaches Clipboard

Coaches Fact Sheet

Parents Fact Sheet