A sports-related concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury experienced during an athletic event that may result in a wide range of symptoms. This does not require loss of consciousness, but may include symptoms such as:
- Altered level of consciousness (drowsy, hard to arouse, or similar changes)
- Confusion, feeling spacey, or not thinking straight
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss of events before the injury or immediately after the concussion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Moving clumsily
- Answering questions slowly, appears sluggish
- Confused about the current play, assignment
- Does not know score, opponent, location of game
- Balance disturbance, complains of dizziness
Guidelines for referral to the Baystate Sports Concussion Clinic....
Compliance with Massachusetts law….