As more becomes known about the short- and long-term damaging effects of traumatic brain injury due to concussion, parents of student athletes need to educate themselves about potential risks facing their young players. Our information helps parent know where to begin.
The incidence of concussion among student athletes is on the rise, as is knowledge about trauma the brain sustains during and after a concussion. Many states have passed legislation requiring school concussion management plans, but awareness of concussion symptoms begins with parents—and student athletes themselves.
Supervision, quality equipment, and common sense mean fun—and safety—for all.