-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a brain injury that usually
occurs from a violent blow to the head. People who participate in
contact sports are particularly prone to this type of injury.
Symptoms of concussion may include: drowsiness, headache, loss
of consciousness, memory loss, confusion, dizziness and difficulty
communicating. Players who show any of these symptoms need
immediate medical care and should not return to play until all of
these symptoms subside and a physician clears them.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
suggestions to help reduce the likelihood of concussion:
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