Center for Disease Control
Aside from being one of the most dangerous injuries a young athlete can suffer, concussions are also hard to recognize and can have negative long term effects. Symptoms can show up immediately, hours, days or sometimes even months after the bump, blow or jolt that caused it.
Be aware of the ABCs of recognizing and handling your child’s concussion: Assess the situation, Be alert for signs and symptoms and Contact a health care professional to treat the situation. Signs can range from confusion, behavioral changes, loss of memory, slow or slurred speech, headache, sensitivity to light or noise and sleeping more/less than usual, among many others.
Read more about the danger signs and symptoms, what to do if your child has a concussion and more important information in this useful CDC Fact Sheet for Parents.