Sports Concussion Facts and Symptoms
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, a fall, or another injury that physically shakes or quickly rotates the brain inside the skull. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no other visible signs of a brain injury.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Baseline Testing for Sports Concussions
A number of high profile cases involving long term risks of concussions in contact sports has spurred sports concussion legislation in many states. State legislation will typically require mandatory concussion management policies that school administrators and athletic departments are responsible for implementing. Many schools are opting for baseline cognitive testing for all players as part of a concussion management process.
See the MyBrainTest Baseline Concussion Testing Guide for additional detail on how to establish valid baseline concussion tests.