Most people never experience a concussion in soccer or if they do, they may not even know they had one. But identifying and properly treating a concussion is something to take very seriously in order to avoid complications in the future.
The types of symptoms a kid could experience from concussions typically fall into four categories. These include:
Some of the symptoms that affect these areas appear almost immediately, while others may take a few days or even months after the injury until they surface.
The initial signs of a concussion can vary (and sometimes, barely exist at all), so it’s important to act quickly and take your child for a checkup if there’s even a small suspicion that there may have been head contact. The old adages “just rub some dirt on it” or “walk it off” is outdated thinking. Better safe than sorry is how modern sports parents should think!