Concussion Protocol

CONCUSSION–WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the safety and long-term health of players.

  • The majority (80-90%) of concussion symptoms resolve in around 7-10 days, with symptoms resolving within 1 - 2 days in around a third of cases.
  • Loss of consciousness occurs in only 10-15% of concussions.
  • Head guards, gum shields and other protective equipment don’t protect against concussions.
  • Concussion can occur at any sports match, training or as an accident eg on the playground.
  • The onset of the effects of concussion may be delayed for up to 24–48 hours.

Headcase

Head Injury Letter to Parents
Concussion Management Guidelines
Return to Play Guidelines
Graduated Return to Play