When does the athlete/player need to go to hospital?
Some signs/symptoms following a head injury may indicate a serious structural injury to the brain and require urgent medical attention. If an individual exhibits any of the following signs or symptoms they should be taken to the nearest hospital and may require an ambulance.
If a neck fracture is suspected it is important to keep the player still until someone who is experienced at assessing these injuries can advise on whether they are safe to move.
Clear indicators of concussion/suspected concussion
What you may see or hear immediately (may be one or more symptoms)
Other signs of concussion/suspected concussion
What you may see (any one or more of the following may suggest a concussion)
Symptoms of concussion/suspected concussion
What you may experience or be told