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Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding concussions or any other medical conditions.
Saskatoon Adult Soccer recommends that players be aware of the signs of concussions.
The following elements should be assessed for all athletes who are suspected of having a concussion.
If any of the Red Flags are noted after receiving high force to the body or a direct or indirect blow to the head, the athlete should, if able, be immediately and safely removed from participation and evaluated by a physician or licensed healthcare professional.
STEP 1: RED FLAGS
Neck pain or tenderness Vomiting
Double vision Seizure or convulsion
Severe or increasing headache Confusion
Increasingly restless, agitated, combative Deteriorating/loss of consciousness
Weakness or tingling / burning in arms or legs Balance issues