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According to the CDC's concussion page -- http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/index.html:
 
  • A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.

Following are links and resources to learn more about concussions from the Minnesota State High School League and the CDC:


Concussion Playing Rules                      http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/news/ConcussionInfo.pdf

CDC General Website:                              http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html

Concussion Computer based training and certificate   http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html