Sidney Crosby, hockey’s biggest star, couldn’t play for 10 months following hits to the head in consecutive games in January, and then was benched indefinitely again with concussion-like symptoms after only eight games. Nearly 450,000 sports-related head injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2009.
Learn more from the Cleveland Clinic and our other partners:
-What increases my risk for a concussion? http://www.sharecare.com/question/what-increases-risk-for-concussion
-Which sports experiences the most sports concussions? http://www.sharecare.com/question/which-sports-experience-most-concussions
-Can concussions be prevented? http://www.sharecare.com/question/can-concussions-be-prevented
-What is a “stinger” injury? http://www.sharecare.com/question/what-is-a-stinger-injury
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