Study from Down Under Shows Concussion Management Widely Misunderstood

An article in The Age reported on a study, which revealed that “most coaches and trainers of community football and rugby league teams do not know how to manage concussion in a player.”

“The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Ballarat, found that while almost all coaches and trainers surveyed could identify most of the key signs of concussion in a player, most had a limited or flawed understanding of how to manage such injuries, including ensuring it was safe for a player to return to the field.

“Fewer than 50 per cent knew that a concussed player was at increased risk of sustaining another concussion, and fewer than 25 per cent recognized that younger players typically take longer to recover from concussion.”

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