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concussion information

Effective 4/26/13, Ohio law requires written permission from a health care provider before a middle or high school athlete can return to play after sustaining a concussion. Also, children participating in youth sports organizations must have written permission from a health care provider before they can return to play. Complete information is available online with the Ohio Department of Health.
Please call your child's health care provider if you have any questions.

Common concussion symptoms

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise


  • Feeling mentally foggy
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty focusing


  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness
  • More emotional than usual


  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sleeping less than usual
​Adapted from Nationwide Children's Hospital sports medicine publication "Concussions in Children and Adolescents" (n.d.) 

Downloadable concussion management advice from OhioHealth: