According to Dr. Balldin, “A majority of concussions don’t involve loss of consciousness, in fact, 90% of them do not,” so there is good reason for the new American Academy of Neurology guidelines which stress immediate removal from play for any athlete suspected of experiencing a concussion until such time as that athlete can be evaluated by a medical professional trained in concussions.
See the full interview online here: http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/tougher-concussion-rules-in-place-as-11505305/
Dr. B. Christian Balldin is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. He treats all sports-related injuries for patients aged 3 years and up. To make an appointment with Dr. Balldin, please call 210.281.9595.