AUSTIN (KXAN) - High school football season is upon us. While it's an exciting time for parents and students, it can also be scary as young athletes step on the field
Dr. Heather Hammonds with Scott & White joined KXAN to talk about one of the more frightening injuries.
Scott & White has put a lost of resources toward this one injury, including a fully devoted concussion center.
The American College of Sports medicine estimates 3.8 million concussions every year in sports related incidents. Not all of these concussions are related to football but about 60 percent of concussions does happen while playing this popular high school sports, said Hammonds.
Hammonds pointed out how important it is to keep a close eye on athletes, since about 75 percent of concussions go undiagnosed.
What to watch for:
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Balance issues
- Emotional outbursts
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleep issues
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