How do you identify a concussion?

  • The most common signs and symptoms of concussion are:
    • Headache
    • feeling like in a fog
    • emotional instability
    • loss of consciousness
    • amnesia, trouble balancing
    • irritability
    • slowed reaction times
    • drowsiness
  • This is not an exhaustive list, however it does cover most of the symptoms.
  • If you suspect you or someone you know has sustained a concussion, they should stop playing, and seek an appropriate health care provider to complete a more detailed assessment.


Information adapted for the Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5thinternational conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016