🏈 Foot US : Le protocole commotion

US football: the concussion protocol

Do you play American football? this page is made for you 🏈

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? 🧠

It's a brain injury. Your brain, made up of soft materials, bathes in a liquid within your cranial box. During an impact to the head, jaw, neck or body, your brain can violently hit the walls of the skull.
It is this collision that generates a concussion.

LIVE ACTION: QUESTIONS TO ASK 🔄

Your teammate has had a shock, check his condition with these questions:

  1. What team are we playing against?
  2. What halftime are we?
  3. Who scored last?
  4. Who did we play against last week?
  5. Did we win the last match?

If he/she is wrong in one of the questions, he/she must be replaced.

WHAT SHOULD I DO THEN? 🤔

I warn my coaches, my parents or those around me.

I must neither ignore these feelings nor hide them, even if I think it will pass on its own.

I also do it if I believe that one of my teammates is in this state.

I need to see my doctor immediately.

He is the one who will assess the seriousness of my injury and who will give me permission to return to training and competition. I don't take any medicine without seeing my doctor.

I give myself time to get better.

After a concussion, my brain needs some rest. It is my doctor who sets the duration of my unavailability.

I don't play "hero".

American football remains a game and you have already proven your courage by having chosen this collective combat sport generating collisions. It is better to miss a game rather than the entire season, or even worse, risk like some NFL stars having to stop playing.

WHAT DO I FEEL IF I HAVE A CONCUSSION? 😵‍💫

Headaches.

Dizziness.

Nausea, vomiting.

Ringing in the ears.

Visual disturbances.

Tired.

Greater sensitivity to noise and light.

Loss of taste or smell.

Loss of balance and memory.

Difficulty expressing myself.

A loss of consciousness.

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