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Australian Sports Commission

Concussion in Australian Sport

Concussion affects athletes at all levels of sport from the part-time recreational athlete through to the full-time professional

Information for Coaches and Support Staff

The coach and team support staff are often the first on the scene when a suspected concussion takes place.

The below resources, including first hand advice from coaches Carrie Graff and James Loveday, have been designed to help recognise the symptoms of concussion and understand the best process for treatment and ongoing management of concussion.

Remember, if in doubt, sit them out!


Carrie Graff

James Loveday

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"If someone has a forceful blow to anywhere in the body where they are not quite themselves they should be assumed they have a concussion and removed from the field of play."

Dr David Hughes, AIS Chief Medical Officer

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