…And unfortunately that means some football players will get concussions. A concussion is a brain injury. It can range from mild to severe. In recent years, the frequency with which concussions occur, and their possible long term effects, have been better studied and much more widely publicized.
Attached is a link to the TSSAA website outlining Tennessee’s concussion education and care policy. It is several pages long, but contains lots of very good information on recognizing concussion symptoms, instructions on what to do once a concussion is suspected, and return to play information and clearance forms.
Many times, athletes and parents are in concerned about getting the athlete back into competition as soon as possible, but it’s important to be sure a young person is completely recovered before resuming competition!