What is a concussion?
- A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.
- A concussion can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
- A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
- Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
- Proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.
Concussion signs & symptoms
Signs observed by Others
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Is confused about assignment or position
- Forgets sports plays
- Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
- Moves clumsily
- Answers questions slowly
- Loses consciousness (even briefly)
- Shows behavior or personality changes
- Can't recall events prior to hit or fall
- Can't recall events after hit or fall
Symptoms reported by Participant
- Headache or "pressure" in head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to noise
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Concentration or memory problems
- Does not "feel right"
Any potential concussion must be taken seriously by all LUG participants. If any LUG participant (player or game official) incurs a potential concussion, the following steps should be followed:
- Recognize and remove the participant from the current activity.
- Do not leave the participant alone, monitor symptoms and signs.
- Do NOT administer medication unless under guidance of a physician.
- Inform the LUG Game Day Staff of the potential injury to ensure it is officially recorded.
- The player should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.
- The player must not continue to play in the session, and must follow the return to play protocols as outlined by their doctor.
For the most up to date information, refer to the following resources:
CDC Heads Up Website (USA)
Concussion Awareness Training Tool - CATT (Canada)
return to play form
Any LUG participant that incurs a concussion must provide a physician's note in order to return to any LUG activity. Complete the following information at least 12 hours in advance of participating in any session.