Assessment of sports-related concussion
Cheerleaders Fly High And So Do Their Risks
High school athletes say concussions won’t sideline them | Many high school football players say it’s OK to play with a concussion even though they know they are at risk of serious injury, according to a study to be presented - “Despite their knowledge, many athletes in our sample reported that they would not tell their coach about symptoms and would continue to play,” Dr. Anderson said.
Concussion harms brain at microscopic level | Concussions can’t be seen, only their symptoms can be detected. That makes these injuries among the trickiest in sports medicine to diagnose. And when the symptoms are vague, or minimized by a motivated athlete, the signs can escape attention entirely. As more sophisticated methods are deployed, brain damage is being found even in milder injuries that now don’t rate as concussions.