Wrap-up: What can I do?

  • Before the season

    Let your team know you want them to tell someone if they think they have a concussion.

    Why does this matter?

    You set the tone on your team for concussion safety. Athletes listen to you.

    Tip Even just a “Hey, listen up” during the AT discussion about concussion would go a long way
  • After a potential injury

    Tell the athlete to get checked out by medical staff right away.

    Why does this matter?

    Athletes who keep playing after a concussion can take longer to recover and risk getting a more serious injury. Click HERE for more.

    Tip Make it easy for your athlete to get checked out by the AT and team doc.
  • During recovery

    Make sure your athlete listens to the medical staff and only comes back when they’ve recovered.

    Why does this matter?

    Going back to play before an athlete is fully recovered has been associated with greater risk for injuries like fractures and sprains, or even another concussion.

    Tip Talk to the medical staff to get their input.