Concussions Series

Top Headlines

Lawyer Believes $765M Concussion Deal Will Succeed

3:31 PM, Sep 19, 2013

A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL says the league stepped up and the game will be better because of the litigation.

Ga. Southern Scores New Concussion Prevention Tool

5:59 PM, Aug 9, 2013

Out of all the equipment worn by football players, researchers and athletic trainers at Georgia Southern University say six sensors placed inside a helmet may be the most protective.

Ga. Southern University Studying Football Concussion Risks

5:19 PM, Aug 1, 2013

Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players.

NFL Group, Company Teaming Up for Brain Drug Test

9:19 AM, Apr 24, 2013

A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head.

Gov. Deal Signs Youth Concussion Bill

4:25 PM, Apr 23, 2013

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law aimed at protecting the state's youth from concussion-related injuries.

Court Hearing Arguments on NFL Concussions

11:06 AM, Apr 9, 2013

Former NFL players trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries have argued in court that the NFL "glorified" violence and profited from damaging hits to the head.

Georgia Legislature Passes Concussion Bill

10:15 AM, Mar 27, 2013

The law that cleared the state legislature Tuesday regulates how coaches, athletes and healthcare professionals manage concussions.

Ga. House Passes Anti-Concussion Bill

7:08 PM, Mar 1, 2013

Newly approved legislation would require that young athletes in Georgia who show the symptoms of a concussion be pulled from games and reviewed by medical professionals.

Concussion Coalition Wants More State Regulations

11:51 PM, Jan 25, 2013

The Georgia Concussion Coalition is working with state legislators on a bill that would regulate how coaches and athletes manage head injuries.

Computerized Test Evaluates Brain Function After Concussion

7:04 PM, Oct 30, 2012

One of those programs is called ImPACT. The athlete goes through a series of six tests including word memory, visual memory, and reaction time.

Concussion Quiz
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The Concussion Discussion

What to Look For:
  • Big hit to the head
  • Lack of balance
  • Odd behavior
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood changes
  • Pupils (black part of the eye) are different sizes
  • Can’t remember events before the hit
  • Can’t remember events after the hit

What to Ask About:
  • Do you have a headache?
  • Are you dizzy?
  • Do you feel nauseous?
  • Do you feel sluggish/weak/hazy/foggy?
  • Do light or loud sounds bother you?
  • Is your vision blurry or doubled?
  • Can you balance on both legs? On one leg?
  • Can you say the months of the year backwards?

If an athlete has any of these signs, they should be seen by a medical professional.