Signs & Symptoms

TBI Fact Sheet

 

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Any of the symptoms listed below should be taken seriously. Athletes who experience these signs or symptoms after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head should be kept from play until cleared by a health care professional. Signs and symptoms of concussion can last from several minutes to days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases.

Remember, you can’t see a concussion and some athletes may not experience and/or report symptoms until hours or days after the injury. If you have any suspicion that your athlete has a concussion, you should keep the athlete out of the game or practice.

 

SIGNS OBSERVED BY
COACHING STAFF

 

SYMPTOMS REPORTED
BY ATHLETE

Appears dazed or stunned

          

Headache

Is confused about assignment

 

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 hit

 

Confusion

Can’t recall events after hit

  Does not "feel right"
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