How to bring concussion protocol to your team.

Concussion Check, the Mayo Clinic’s new remove-from-play protocol, provides parents, coaches and teachers with the tools they need to protect young athletes and keep sports safe—even when a medical professional isn’t on hand.

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Concussion Facts

1.6-3.6

1.6 – 3.6 Million recreational and sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States alone.

90%

90% of sports-related concussions take place without the individual losing consciousness.

40%

40% of athletes with concussions return to play before they should, putting them at risk for additional injury.

3 - 4x More

After a concussion, athletes are 3-4x more likely to sustain another within the same season.

29%

29% of people who have had a concussion say they’ve suffered long term effects, most commonly headaches.

500%

Concussion diagnosis for people under the age of 22 has risen by 500% since 2010.

1 in 10

Less than 1 in 10 people with concussion lose consciousness on impact.

20%

20% of teens said they have been diagnosed with at least one concussion.

6%

6% of teens have been diagnosed with multiple concussions.

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