• 1.6-3.8 million sports related concussions occur yearly.
  • More than half of high school athletes have already had a concussion by 9th grade.
  • Headaches and dizziness are the most common symptoms of concussions.
  • 47% of athletes report no symptoms.
  • Less than 10% of concussions involve a loss of consciousness.
  • 50% of those who suffer from second impact syndrome will die. Second impact syndrome occurs when a second concussion is sustained before the first one is healed. This often occurs when an athlete fails to report or recognize symptoms from the first concussion.
  • The brain of a school aged child is more susceptible to concussions than a college student.
  • A “Bell Ringer” or a “Ding” is a nice way of saying brain damage.
  • Female athletes are more prone to concussion and take longer to recover.
  • Once you have a concussion, your risk of getting another doubles.
  • Concussions usually cannot be detected by MRI, CT, or PET Scans.
  • Most concussions are not detected by coaches and trainers.

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