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There are an estimated 1.6 million sports-related concussions each year. Estimates reveal that as many as 19% of the athletes who participate in contact sports may experience concussions in a season.

Athletes who are not fully recovered before returning to play are much more likely to sustain another, potentially devastating concussion. A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.

Doctors may describe these injuries as mildӔ because concussions are usually not life  threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. Understanding the signs and symptoms of a concussion can help you get better more quickly.

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