Category: Concussion

How do I know it is a concussion?

We’ve prepared a concise infographic of a BokSmart review that appears in this month’s South African Journal of Sports Medicine entitled “On-field identification and management of concussion in amateur rugby union“.

This is critical information for all coaches, parents and players!


As always your comments are welcome!

Another reason not to hide your concussion

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Recent research has indicated that athletes who delayed the reporting of their concussion had longer recovery times in comparison to athletes who reported their injury immediately. Hopefully, this evidence will further encourage players to report concussions.

The study, performed by Breton Asken and colleagues and published in the Journal of Athletic Training, examined National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 athletes in the US.

A more comprehensive summary and a link to the full article is available on the Sports Medicine Research website.

Have you had experience with players delaying the reporting of concussion?