Concussion Protocols

The following is an extract from the Football Association of Ireland: Summary Concussion Guidelines

Any player with a concussion or a suspected concussion should be removed from the field of play immediately and safely and should not return to play, training or other physical activity on the same day

  • Concussion can be defined as a brain injury that arises from trauma to the head, neck or through an impulsive force to the head from else where in the body.
  • Concussion results in a disturbance of brain function and should be treated as a serious and significant injury with potentially fatal consequences.
  • A player does not need to lose consciousness to be concussed
  • The common symptoms of concussion include headache, dizziness, memory loss, disturbance of balance.

As a player, a manager, a coach, a referee or anyone involved with any level of football – you need to be aware of the details above and all further information provided here.