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BEST PRACTICES CONCUSSION


A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. An athlete does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion.


COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION headache fogginess diffi culty concentrating easily confused slowed thought processes diffi culty with memory nausea lack of energy, tiredness dizziness, poor balance blurred vision sensitive to light and sounds mood changes; irritable, anxious, or tearful


SUGGESTED CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT


1) No athlete may return to game play or practice on the same day of a concussion.


2) Any athlete suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated by an appropriate health care professional that day.


3) Any athlete with a concussion must be medically cleared by an appropriate health care professional prior to resuming participation in any practice or competition.


4) After medical clearance, the decision for a player to return to play should follow a step-wise protocol. There should also be provisions for delaying a player’s return based on any signs or symptoms of a concussion.


5) Return to play guidelines are subject to state regulations.


87 USLacrosse.org/ConcussionAwareness


BEST PRACTICES CONCUSSION


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