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:
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

 

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