Tackling Traumatic Brain Injury in Athletes

  • Published28 Feb 2018
  • Reviewed28 Feb 2018
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

A traumatic brain injury happens when a violent jolt or blow to the head causes the brain to slam into the skull, tearing neurons and bruising tissue. Traumatic brain injury in contact sports is a growing public health concern, as dizziness, memory loss, and changes in mood can occur — and can last from a few hours to several months. Click on the images below to learn more about traumatic brain injury.

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