Which 3 things are most important to you as your child is playing their sport?
A concussion is a brain injury. It happens when an athlete crashes into another person or the ground or is hit by the ball or puck.
Getting hit in the head or body can make the brain move inside the skull. This creates changes in the brain and causes symptoms. You can’t see this kind of damage on an MRI or CT scan.
Sometimes symptoms come on right away, but other times they can take a few minutes or hours.