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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:

  • Headache.
  • Nausea.
  • 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.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms