Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30
Concussion Management Series (Part 3 of 4)
- Stage 3 – Recover…
As with many other forms of injury REST forms an essential part of the healing and RECOVERY process after a concussion…
A player removed from play with suspected concussion:
- Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the short and long-term health and welfare of players. The majority (80-90%) of concussion symptoms resolve in 7-10 days, with around 1/3 of the symptoms resolving within 1-2 days.
- There is good evidence that during this recovery period the brain is more vulnerable to further injury. If a player returns to sport with a predictable risk of head injury before they have fully recovered and have further concussions this may result in:
- Prolonged concussion symptoms
- Possible increased risk of long-term health consequences (eg cognitive impairment or degenerative brain disorders)
- A further concussive event before recovery can in rare cases be fatal.
Following a concussion, players must undertake a mandatory 14-day REST period AFTER they are free of all concussion symptoms…
During this rest period individuals should avoid the following initially and then gradually reintroduce them:
- Computer Games
Players MUST NOT play OR train during this REST period and should refrain from any sporting activity. Any recurrence of symptoms during this REST period should be reported to a HealthCare Professional
“IF IN DOUBT SIT THEM OUT”
STOP PRESS… If you have ever suffered a concussion and would like to help to improve the understanding and management of concussion in rugby by taking part in a study into its effect on social cognition then please contact Marianna at firstname.lastname@example.org