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Concussion Signs and Symptoms Evaluation

Signs Staff Can Observe:

Symptoms Reported by Athlete

Note: Symptoms may worsen with exertion. Athlete should not return to play until symptom-free.

On-field Cognitive Testing


Anterograde amnesia

Ask the athlete to repeat the following words:

Retrograde amnesia

Ask the athlete the following questions:


Ask the athlete to do the following:

Word list memory

Ask the athlete to repeat the three words from earlier

Any failure should be considered abnormal. Consult a physician following a suspected concussion.

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