Tyler Sash of New York Giants Found to Have Had CTE

Tyler Sash died at the young age of 27 and was found to have advanced CTE. The level was unusually high for someone his age.

NCAA Concussion Settlement Approved

A judge gave preliminary approval to a lawsuit against the NCAA regarding concussions. Athletes will be able to sue both their university and the NCAA.

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Calendar

February

7feb3:30 pmSuper Bowl
11feb1:00 pm- 2:30 pm[Webinar] [DCoE] Concussion in Winter Sports
27feb - 28All DayThe National Summit on Female Concussion and other TBIs

Motor Vehicle Safety

Diffuse Axonal Injury

Podcasts

NPR: Concussions Can Be More Likely in Practices than in Games

Support Options

It's Ok to need help or assistance if you're dealing with a recovery or are a caregiver. It's common for concussees to feel alone, or that they're the only one dealing with such a situation. That's not the case. You're not alone. I've pulled together many resources for help, both online and in-person. My comprehensive Big List spreadsheet has many listings:

AllConcussion Big List of concussion support resources
The Big List: AllConcussion.com - Support Groups, Online Forums, and 24/7 Help Lines

 

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Concussion Symptoms

For information about symptoms, see my CDC HEADS UP microsite page. It has much information for you about symptoms, prevention, and has materials you can download and customize. Information is direct from the CDC.

Important: A concussion can change in the first several days. Even if you've been cleared by a doctor or an emergency room, symptoms could change or worsen. If you have several concussions within a few days or a week or two, it could result in second impact syndrome (SIS), which could be fatal. If you have any questions or are wondering if you should call a doctor or go to the emergency room, review the information from the CDC on my microsite page to help make that determination. If you are a teen and are wondering what to do, tell someone: a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, coach, teacher or someone else.

- Posted in memory of Rowan Stringer