Careful management of a student athlete who sustained a concussion is critical to his/her recovery. Athletes who return to practice or play too soon risk persistent or permanent injury. This is especially true for youths because their brains are still developing.

To avoid the risk of a second concussion, an athlete must take the time to rest the brain from all physical and cognitive exertion. The Concussion Guides provide answers to common questions on how to manage a student athlete’s recovery.