A concussion is a scary thing, especially when it’s your child who suffers one. But a new study offers some advice for parents of children who have suffered a head injury. As CBS4’s Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the emphasis should be on the return to the classroom more than the playing field.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
The effects of a concussion are most worrisome on the athletic field, but it’s in the classroom where the symptoms can cause the most trouble. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.