In the U.S., athletes at all levels of competition suffer more than one million concussions each year. Most concussions (80 to 90 percent) will resolve within seven to 10 days. But for reasons not yet understood, some patients take much longer to recover.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Sports Health wants parents, coaches, athletic trainers and athletes to know the symptoms and how to proceed when athletic concussion is suspected. Expedient diagnosis and management of concussions reduce the potential long-term risks.
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