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Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.

General Symptoms of concussion:
  • Headache or “pressure” in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Change in sleep pattern
  • Does not “feel right”

Sports Related Symptoms - The athlete:
  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Movements are clumsy
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows behavior or personality changes (irritability, sadness, anxiety)
  • Can’t recall events prior to incident
  • Can’t recall events after incident