Each concussion is different and may include any of a variety of signs and symptoms. After a concussion, the person may:
- Appear to be dazed or stunned.
- Act confused.
- Forget what to do.
- Be unsure about the game or recent activity.
- Move clumsily.
- Answer questions more slowly than usual.
- Show behavior or personality change, such as increased irritability or emotionality.
- Forget events that occurred before or after the injury.
- Lose consciousness, even for a few seconds.
In addition, the individual may report experiencing:
- Balance problems or dizziness.
- Double or blurred vision.
- Sensitivity to light or noise.
- Feeling slowed down or mentally “foggy.”
- Fatigue or changes in sleep pattern.
- Concentration or memory problems.