Injury Prevention & Control: Concussions:
A concussion is a type of traumatic brian injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
Per NC State Legislation Youth Sports are required to:
Educate coaches, parent and athletes by providing concussion information.
Remove an athlete from play if they are believed to have a concussion.
Obtain permission from a health care professional to return to play and no sooner than a 24 hour period.