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How long must a high school athlete wait to play again after a concussion?
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable.
It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal.

In brief: Depends
The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable.
It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complete recovery
Return to play for a high school athlete should not be considered til all symptoms have resolved.
It is important that the athlete have no symptoms during exercise as well. As the athlete heals, they will have no symptoms at rest but exertion can cause mild symptoms. If they are at this point, they should refrain from competing. If you have access to baseline neuro testing, a repeat test may help.

In brief: Complete recovery
Return to play for a high school athlete should not be considered til all symptoms have resolved.
It is important that the athlete have no symptoms during exercise as well. As the athlete heals, they will have no symptoms at rest but exertion can cause mild symptoms. If they are at this point, they should refrain from competing. If you have access to baseline neuro testing, a repeat test may help.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
obviously with all the current press, you must be totally asymptomatic before even returning to practice and especially to competition
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