Each year, more than 3 million athletes in the United States suffer a concussion.
Children – boys and girls -- are especially vulnerable to concussions. The CDC estimates over 170 thousand sports and recreation-related head injuries land kids in the hospital each year.
The greatest concussion risk for men and boys: football and rugby, hockey and soccer.
Concussion signs and symptoms include
Having a concussion doesn't always mean you black out. That happens less than ten per cent of the time.
If concussion is suspected, take the player out immediately.
This study in the Journal of Neurology nails it: you only get one brain ---treat it well.