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Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Some immediate, some delayed

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There are approximately twenty-five signs and symptoms, says Dr. Robert Cantu, that coaches, athletic trainers, health care professionals, parents and athletes should look for as indicating that an athlete has suffered a concussion.  Some like headaches, amnesia, disequalibrium (poor balance) and a stunned, dazed or confusional state, are present immediately, while some, like difficulties falling asleep or mood changes or irritability, may not appear for several days.