Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
| Signs observed by parents, friends,|
teachers or coaches
| Symptoms reported|
|Appears dazed or stunned||Headache|
|Is confused about what to do||Nausea|
|Forgets plays||Balance problems or dizziness|
|Is unsure of game, score, or opponent||Double or fuzzy vision|
|Moves clumsily||Sensitivity to light or noise|
|Answers questions slowly||Feeling sluggish|
|Loses consciousness||Feeling foggy or groggy|
|Shows behavior or personality changes||Concentration or memory problems|
|Can’t recall events prior to/after hit/injury||Confusion|
The WIAA rule: A student who displays symptoms of concussion and/or is rendered unconscious may not return to practice or competition during the same day. The student may not return to practice or competition until approved in writing by an appropriate health care professional.
"When in doubt sit them out."
Better to miss one game than a whole season