Sports-Related Concussion in Children: A Guide to Recovery and Management
Before commencing this book, if you have suffered a concussion and are currently experiencing any of these signs and symptoms you need to seek urgent medical attention:•Neck pain or tenderness•Double vision or any hearing disturbances•Weakness or tingling/burning in the arms or legs•Severe or increasing headache•Seizure or convulsions•Loss of consciousness•Deteriorating conscious state•Repeated vomiting•Increasing restlessness, agitation, confusion or irritability•Unusual behaviour change
Oscar is 13 years old and he plays football for the Melbourne Ravens.
- On front page: picture of Oscar and other player dressed in other sporting uniformsAlso need to add acknowledgements page
During his Sunday morning game, he was tackled to the ground by an opposition player and hit his head. As he got up, he was wobbly on his feet. The sports trainer brought him off the oval.
He was assessed on the bench by the sports trainer and it was determined that he had sustained a concussion and was unable to play the rest of the game.
Picture of Oscar in his football uniform- plain background
Oscar was confused why he couldn’t go back onto the ground as he wasn’t knocked out. He had a headache, was feeling nauseous and couldn’t remember how he hit his head.
Concussion is a brain injury that occurs from impact to a player’s head, either through collision with another player or with the ground