Head injuries are known in high school football but blows to the head can be sustained in any sport.
When a blow to the head occurs, there’s a chance the student-athlete does not realize they are injured or knows but doesn’t want to be taken out of the game.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation created a day dedicated towards changing the culture around head injuries, “Team Up Speak Up” day.
The day promotes student-athletes to speak up for their teammates if they know they are hurting or are acting differently.
Palm Desert High School honored the day by having a majority of student-athletes take the pledge to speak up for a teammate that may have sustained a head injury.
Help promote concussion safety by reminding student-athletes of these simple points:
1. We’re a team and we look out for each other.
2. A teammate with a concussion needs your help.
3. It is your responsibility to Speak Up to a coach or athletic trainer if you think a teammate might have a concussion.
For more information, visit https://concussionfoundation.org/programs/team-up-speak-up