Consider concussion in all head injuries sustained in sport

Australian neurologist and sports physician Associate Professor Paul McCrory and colleagues reviewed the medical literature to determine the lowest threshold for diagnosis of concussion.

They recommend treating all head injuries as concussion unless proven otherwise. Symptoms such as tiredness, irritability and sensitivity to light might not emerge for days after injury.

“Diagnosing concussion is often not a ‘point in time’ event but rather one that requires observation over time,” they said.

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