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What is a concussion?
SCAT3 (2013): ‘A concussion is a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in a variety of non-specific signs and/or symptoms … and most often does not involve loss of consciousness. Concussion should be suspected in the presence of any one or more of the following:
-symptoms (e.g. headache)
-physical signs (e.g. unsteadiness)
-impaired brain function (e.g. confusion)
-abnormal behaviour (e.g. change in personality)
Having a headache and/or head symptoms following in a hit to the head in football or any activity at any time is not normal and can be extremely serious if not properly managed. If your son or daughter is experiencing signs and symptoms, please contact a medical professional trained in concussion recognition and management.
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