A Sports Concussion is a Brain Injury
Each year in Oregon, approximately 1,000 high school athletes suffer at least one concussion (brain injury).
- A sports concussion is a TBI that interferes with the brain's normal functions.
- The athlete does not have to be knocked out to have sustained a brain injury.
- The more concussions an athlete has, the more likely they are to have another one.
- A student athlete who sustains a concussion or brain injury is likely to need short or long term academic accommodations while they recover from the injury.
|Common Symptoms of Sports Concussion
Symptoms can last for months or even years following the injury, causing a serious disability.
- OCAMP is a consortium of professionals dedicated to helping Oregon schools and youth sports organizations effectively manage sports concussion.
- Brain 101 is a concussion management and information program for schools, parents, and students.
- The Center for Brain Injury Research and Training conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with TBI.
Questions? Contact Melissa Nowatzke, TBI Teams Project Coordinator