A concussion is a type of closed head injury, which is often referred to as a traumatic brain injury or TBI. The symptoms of concussion include headache, dizziness, sleep disturbances, visual changes, difficulty with balance, fatigue and memory problems. TBI encompasses many more brain injuries aside from concussion. Some examples would be, epidural or subdural hematomas, traumatic brain hemorrhage or skull fractures.
Fortunately, the vast majority of TBI cases in relation to high school athletes is on the milder side and most often is related to concussion. Take time to learn about all the potential risks associated with the sports activities that you or your family members participate in and learn about the specific ways you can mitigate risks and help avoid a traumatic brain injury.
Good luck on the field and play it safe!