Unfortunately, every sport carries some level of risk.
In addition to football, sport-related concussions are common in other youth and high school sports like soccer, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and cheerleading.
Not all concussions can be prevented, but some may be avoided.
It's important to teach your child to never ignore a head injury, no matter how minor.
Cynthia LaBella, MD, explains the symptoms of concussion and the risk for long-term complications.