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rather educate parents to be aware of what a concussion might
“look” like. Playing ice hockey, or any contact sport for that mat-
ice hockey far outweigh the risks, and the sport can be played
game, but more so in the larger picture of life.
What should you do?
easy, nor is it possible to always diagnose it immediately. You
ist from an impact, or if they are merely coincidental. You might
your mind, you might also be reluctant to remove your son or
tournament that you invested money in fees, hotel and travels
costs. Or perhaps it is the championship game, in the last period
seriousness of a possible concussion happen frequently in every
ice rink around the country. In the end, parents, coaches, and
even teammates and referees serve as the eyes and ears of safety
in the absence of professional medical providers.
Decisions to remove from play without certainty of a concussion
and with various kinds of pressures associated with not
general rule of thumb to use is that if you are unsure, you are
sure enough to consider a concussion may exist. In which case
removal from play is the smart thing to do and seek a physician
opinion. If you were correct, and a concussion was sustained,
you did the absolute right thing. If you were incorrect, you can
missed and you have certainty that a safe return can happen immediately.