Concussion Facts

CONCUSSION FAST FACTS FROM THE CDC

  • A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.

  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.

  • Athletes who have ever had a concussion are at increased risk for another

    concussion.

  • Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover

    than adults.

  • Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 135,000 sports- and

    recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18.

  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help

    prevent further injury or even death.

    For more from the CDC on sports related concussion, click here

    http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/index.html

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports - A Fact Sheet for Parents

http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/pdf/parents_Eng.pdf

Sports-Related Concussion and Head Injury Fact Sheet and Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement Form

http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/chpe/concussions/fact.pdf


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