The Football season is here; the rules of concusssion must be followed.
Concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head or to anywhere else on the body which transmits that force to the head. You do not have to be rendered unconscious to have a concussion.
Symptoms of concussion may include: confusion, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, headache, blurred vision, double vision, ringing in the ears, poor co-ordination, slurred speech, loss of memory and things like emotional changes and sensitivity to light. If you or anyone you are with suffers these symptoms they should be assessed as soonas posssible by a medical practitioner. Other more significant symptoms may include sseizures.
It is not uncommon for people to report ongoing symptoms for months after an impact. Dont hesitate, seek medical advice.
Go to the nrl.com to read the rules of concussion. This is essential reading for trainers, coaches, first aid providers and Parents.