Ways to watch out for concussions among high school athletes

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As fall sports kick into high gear, health officials want parents to know the dangers of concussions.

Athletic department’s across the Ohio Valley say they are keeping a close eye on head injuries throughout every sport season.

Wheeling Park High School’s Athletic Trainer said that at the beginning of the year they suggest their athletes get an impact test to serve as a baseline for their speed, memory, concentration and reaction time. 

Wheeling Park High School Athletic Trainer,Lisa Berner said, “We air on the side of conservative and we refer them to a doctor if there is any chance of it. There are some sports that are more likely to have a concussion, football and soccer especially girls soccer are more prone to having concussions, those that are in collision sports.”

Berner also said parents should be on the look out for neck pain, dizziness, blurry vision, or anything that makes the player seem like they are in a daze after they come home from practice or a game. 

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