If You Suspect a Concussion
Seek medical attention right away
A trained health care professional can decide how serious the concussion is and when it's safe for the athlete to return to sports.
Keep the athlete out of play
Concussions take time to heal. Don't let your child return to play until a health professional says it's okay. Children who return to play too soon risk a greater chance of having a second concussion. Second or later concussions can be very serious. They can cause permanent brain damage, affecting your child for a lifetime.
Tell your child's coach about any recent concussions
Coaches should know if your child had a recent concussion in ANY sport. Your child's coach may not know about a concussion your child received in another activity unless you tell the coach.