- Not understanding the severity
- Not wanting to leave the game
- Not knowing it was a concussion
- Not wanting to let down teammates, coaches and parents
Education Has To Start With Athletes
Post Concussion Sydrome
Dr. Robert Cantu, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, discusses Post Concussion Syndrome, or concussion symptoms that persist for more than one month.
Girls’ soccer players report more concussions than boys’ soccer players and seem to recover more slowly. Olympic gold medalist Cindy Parlow still feels the effects of concussions that forced her into retirement.
Second Impact Syndrome
Dr. Christina Master, Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explains Second Impact Syndrome, a rare but fatal consequence of failing to remove a concussed athlete from play.