oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Concussion: Assessment of the sportsman after concussion

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Before we can decide on the correct approach to the problem of concussion on the sportsfield, we must understand the meaning of the word concussion. Its formal neuro surgical definition is momentary loss of consciousness due to a force applied to the head, from which there is a complete recovery, the only subsequent deficit being that of a short period of amnesia.

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