Sports Concussions - Expert Fact Sheet

The sports and recreation experts at Robson Forensic are frequently engaged to investigate matters involving sports concussions. Depending on the issues relevant to your case, our experts can opine on a range of topics, including coaching and sports programming, equipment inspection and maintenance, and sports facilities operations. Please feel free to contact Mr. Andres directly for assistance in identifying the most appropriate expert to assist on your case.

Sports Concussions - Understanding the Signs & Symptoms

Forty Seven Percent

Almost half of youth sports-related concussions occur in children ages 12 to 15 years old.

  • 16 - 19 Years: 29%
  • 12 - 15 Years: 47%
  • 8 - 11 Years: 19%
  • 7 and Under: 5%

Source:Ferguson RW. Safe Kids Worldwide Analysis of CPSC NEISS data, 2013.

Common Diagnoses

Concussions account for 163,670 emergency room visits per year.

Most common sports-related diagnoses seen in emergency departments

  • Strains & Sprains: 451,480
  • Fractures: 249,500
  • Contusions & Abrasions: 210,640
  • Concussions: 163,670

Source:Ferguson RW. Safe Kids Worldwide Analysis of CPSC NEISS data, 2013.

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Players may feel:

  • Headache
  • Pressure in the head
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Feeling excessively tired
  • Issues with balance
  • Double or Blurry vision

Coaches/Parents may observe:

  • Child appears dazed or stunned
  • Confusion about play/position
  • Is unsure of day, score, opponent
  • Slow response to questions
  • Moves clumsily
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Mood, behavior, or personality changes
  • Decrease in academic performance

Leagues, coaches, and athletes have a shared responsibility to minimize participants’ risk of injury. Our experts can help determine if best practices have been followed in cases involving sports injuries. Contact Corey directly to discuss your case and how we can help.

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