As a Player, What Should I Do If I Think I Have a Concussion?

  1. Tell your coaches and your parents.  Never ignore a bump of blow to the head even if you feel fine.  Also, tell your coach if one of your teammates might have a concussion.
  2. Get a medical check up.  A doctor or health care professional can tell you if you have a concussion and when you are OK to return to play.
  3. Give yourself time to get better.  If you have had a concussion, your brain needs time to heal.  While your brain is healing, you are much more likely to have a second concussion.  Second or later concussions can cause damage to your brain.  It is important to rest until you get approval from a doctor or health care professional to return to play.
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