Why Remove from Play is so Important?
Remove From Play vs. Return To Play
Research has shown that concussed athletes are more likely to experience another brain injury. If this occurs before the first concussion heals, they can experience prolonged recovery and worse outcomes, including post-concussion syndrome and, although rare, second impact syndrome. This is why recognizing the injury and getting the athlete out of the game is critical.
Once an athlete has sustained a diagnosed concussion, signs and symptoms should be closely monitored by a medical professional to ensure that athletes are fully recovered before going back in the game. The most comprehensive concussion protocols include measures for both remove from play and return to play.