The Warning Signs
  • Appears to be dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment
  • Forgets plays
  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even temporarily)
  • Shows behavior or personality change
  • Forgets events prior to hit (retrograde amnesia)
  • Forgets events after hit (anterograde amnesia)
Symptoms of A Concussion
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Feeling “foggy”
  • Change in sleep pattern
  • Concentration or memory problems

We are studying whether a particular gene called APOE and others increase or decrease the chance that an athlete can have a concussion or a more severe concussion. We are also studying if these genes affect the recovery from concussion and how fast/complete that is. This is an important study endorsed by Dr. Robert Cantu, a foremost authority on concussion.