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Charles Barkley: Concussions and Sports

Charles Barkley is no stranger to controversy and on a recent Conan O’Brien segment, Charles let everyone know his opinion on the matter. Check out the video below.

But what is a concussion and what should we do to address a potential head wringer.

Fast Facts

  • A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions usually happens when a force, blow or hit moves your body in a way where your head jerks rapidly back and forth. Small hits, dizzy hits and bouncing your head against a tough surface can cause a concussion and could be reason for alarm.

Whether you’re playing soccer, football, hockey, or volleyball, concussions can happen. Being prepared or having teammates, coaches, and parents who understand how to treat concussions is vital.

Check out some concussions stats below.