Sporkasia - Treatment and recognition of concussions has improved, especially where youth sports are concerned. However, there is still much to be done in this area. There are still schools and organizations that have medical workers at games, but fail to take the same precautions with practices.
There was a teenage football player who was brought to the hospital recently. He and another player had run into one another during a non-contact drill, and no equipment was being worn. The coaches had allowed the boys to complete practice and then go home.
The boy who was brought to the hospital had been complaining of headaches and sensitivity to light, so his mother brought him in. Both of his symptoms were signs of a concussion and as it turned out he had a concussion. Parents still have to be on guard in this area.