A concussion is a very serious condition that is often seen in sport and more and more incidents are being reported in a sport. It can range from very mild to very severe depending on the circumstances and it is usually caused by a sudden impact to the head from a traumatic (contact) event.
Direct impact to the head
Headaches are an extremely common complaint. They vary in pain intensity, pattern and location from individual to individual. Although irritating the majority of headaches do not require medical intervention.
Post-concussion syndrome is a complication of concussion which may develop some time after the initial injury. There are a range of symptoms including headaches, lack of concentration or even depression, which the athlete may not initially associate with a previous concussion.
A skull fracture is a break to one of the bones which form the head. These include the cranium at the back of the head, parietal bones on the side and frontal bone or forehead.