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The Center on Brain Injury
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Concussion and Sports: Know Your Game

Key points

Recommendations for Students with Concussion

Return to play exercise program, recommended at the Prague Concussion Conference:

Day 1: Walking for 20-30 minutes at a rate of 2-1/2 miles per hour.

Day 2: Jogging for 20-30 minutes.

Day 3: Running for 20-30 minutes.

Day 4: Performing sport-specific practice drills.

Day 5: Return to contact sports, if athlete is symptom free.

If headaches or other symptoms occur during any step, the activity needs to be stopped. The athlete should then wait 24 hours and start again at the previous level.

Adapted from:

Concussion Management Recommendations by Dr. Michael Lee. (retrieved 9/21/20). http://dev.impacttest.com/index.php/concussion/management