"Heads Up" on Concussions
Did you know?
- 135,000 sports/recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18 are treated in US Emergency Rooms earch year. (MMWR July 2007)
- Athletes who have ever had one concussion are at increased risk for more concussions.
- Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.
CDC has created free tools for youth and high school
sports coaches, parents, athletes,
and health care professionals that provide important
information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.