High school rugby and hockey players' knowledge of concussion and return to play guidelines
Taft, St. John
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Concussion is one of the most common injuries in contact sports such as rugby and hockey. Concussion awareness has dramatically increased over the last 20 years. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that often gets overlooked but can be fatal if not taken seriously. Early diagnosis and appropriate management of concussion is vital for safely integrating a player back into sport. Return to play guidelines serves to ensure the safety of the players. Even though a few studies have investigated the knowledge of concussion and the return to play guidelines amongst therapists, there are no South African studies focusing on high school rugby and hockey players.