Coaches and Athletic Staff Attend Virginia Concussion Summit

by Staff Blogger | August 2nd, 2012

Aug. 2, 2012

With the autumn high school sports season soon beginning in Virginia, coaching staff and other high school sports officials attended a summit on the campus of Virginia Tech earlier this week aimed at educating them on the dangers, prevention, and treatment of Roanoke Brain Injuries that can occur on the field.

According to WDBJ 7 News, the event took place on Tuesday and featured several speakers, including Dr. Delmas Bolin, the director of the Center for Sports Medicine in Salem, Virginia. He claimed, “Each concussion is unique and it’s unique not because of the impact, but because of the structures that are injured.” Different parts of the brain suffering bruising can create different symptoms including:

–          Headache

–          Dizziness

–          Confusion

–          Memory Loss

–          Slurred Speech

–          Abnormal Sleep Patterns

–          Nausea/Vomiting

Despite these symptoms, the drive to play often makes players and parents hesitant to report injuries. Chris Tucker, an athletic trainer from a local high school, stated, “60 percent of the concussions are reported 10 percent of the time. These players want to play. These parents want these kids to play, and you’re going to hear about it 10 percent of the time. Be very careful.”

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm would like to wish athletes the best of luck this season, but would also like to remind them to be safe on the field by reporting a sports injury.