U of O
The Center on Brain Injury
Research & Training

A Sports Concussion is a Brain Injury

Each year in Oregon, approximately 1,000 high school athletes suffer at least one concussion (brain injury).

Sports Concussion Common Symptoms of Sports Concussion
  • memory problems
  • confusion/disorientation
  • feeling "in a fog"
  • delayed verbal and motor responses
  • slurred or incoherent speech
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • visual problems
  • emotional changes (irritability, depression)

Symptoms can last for months or even years following the injury, causing a serious disability.

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