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Concussion in Sport Australia

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

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Concussion in Sport Australia is supported by the following organisations.

Concussion in Sport Australia has developed a range of resources and promotional materials to better educate the Australian community about how to identify and manage concussion in sport.

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Please share the resources below with your networks through your social channels, newsletters, websites and other communication channels.

Together, we can help improve concussion management and ensure all Australians can get back to sport, study and work as safely and quickly as possible after a concussion.

If your organisation would like to endorse the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement please contact concussion@sportaus.gov.au.

“Concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that results in transient impairment of neurological function. Concussion is a brain injury caused by a forceful blow or knock to the head or anywhere on the body where the force is transmitted to the head.”

Dr David Hughes, AIS Chief Medical Officer

“It's particularly important that athletes of all ages, including school age children right up to professional athletes, understand that it's okay to say you're not okay - it's not tough to push on with concussion, it's stupid.”

Dr David Hughes, AIS Chief Medical Officer

“Children shouldn’t return to contact or collision sport for at least 14 days after resolution of concussion symptoms.”

Dr Adam Castricum, ACSEP President

Learn about the methods used to recognise and manage a suspected sport-related concussion.

This updated version includes the latest advancements in evidence-based management of concussion in children, and the latest evidence presented by the Concussion in Sport Group at the 5th international conference on concussion in sport. It ensures that this Position Statement remains consistent with contemporary evidence.

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