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USA Cheer Concussion PSA

USA Cheer Concussion PSA


A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that
affects how your brain works. Know the warning signs. Concussions don’t just happen from
landing on the ground. They can also happen from jarring contact with another person,
like a base, top or backspot. If you or one of your teammates has the symptoms of a concussion,
tell your coach immediately. If symptoms show up after a practice or a game, tell your parents.
Cheering with a concussion is dangerous and can lead to a longer recovery time. A medical
professional can diagnose a concussion and give you a timetable for how much rest you
need. A second head injury while you have a concussion can be devastating, even life-threatening,
so make sure you’re fully recovered before returning. The sooner you see a doctor about
a possible concussion, the sooner you can get on the path to recovery. For more information,
visit http://cheersafe.org/concussions.

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