Section 3: Sports Injuries

Head Injury - Concussion

Concussion is defined as “an alteration in consciousness but not necessarily a loss of consciousness following a head injury”. It is often referred to as a ‘mild traumatic brain injury’ (mTBI). The cause of this is the brain being shaken inside the skull, causing bruising or bleeding of, or into, the neural tissue.

There is no such thing as a ‘mild brain injury’ and all head injuries should be treated seriously. 

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