Concussions in children in teens are unfortunately very common, particularly among young athletes. Around three million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. every year. An estimated 10% of those injuries are concussions.
While any sport or recreational activity can lead to a concussion, it’s most common in contact sports, including football and soccer, as well as horseback riding and cycling.
Sports are the second leading cause of concussions in people between the ages of 15 and 24, behind only car accidents.
Females are more likely to get concussions during youth or college sports, and they’re also more likely to have long-lasting symptoms.
The following is what you should know if your child has a concussion or does an activity that puts them at significant risk for one.
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Source: Complete Sports