Sport-related concussion

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Find out how sport-related concussions can occur and how best to respond to them.

Key points

  • A sports-related concussion is the most common type of concussion among older children and teenagers.
  • If a child is hit in the head during a sport, they should be tested for a concussion and allowed to sit out the rest of the game or practice session.
  • You can help prevent concussions, and repeat concussions, by having your child wear protective equipment, play smart and share any concussion symptoms openly.
  • If your child has had a concussion, they should only return to play when a health-care professional says they are ready. Returning too soon can slow their recovery.
Last updated: June 14th 2017