Club Sports Council
Manager of Club Sports
- Jamie Drahos
- (617) 324-7376
Administrative Assistant for Club Sports
- Molly Dufour
- (617) 253-7947
A concussion is a brain injury that:
You can't see a concussion, but you might notice some of the symptoms right away. Other symptoms can show up hours or days after the injury. Concussion symptoms include:
Exercise or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games may cause concussion symptoms (such as headache or tiredness) to reappear or get worse.
Don't hide it. Tell your team leaders and coach/instructor. Never ignore a blow to the head. Also, tell your team leaders and coach/instructor if one of your teammates might have a concussion.
Report it. Do not return to participation in a game, practice or other activity with symptoms. The sooner you get checked out, the sooner you may be able to return to play.
Get checked out. A health care professional (ex: MIT Medical) can tell you if you have had a concussion and when you are cleared to return to play. A concussion can affect your ability to perform everyday activities, your reaction time, balance, sleep and classroom performance.
Take time to recover. If you have had a concussion, your brain needs time to heal. While your brain is still healing, you are much more likely to have a repeat concussion. In rare cases, repeat concussions can cause permanent brain damage, and even death. Severe brain injury can change your whole life.
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I fully recognize that there are dangers and risks to which I may be exposed by participating in events, practices, conditioning, competitions, and travel pertaining to Triathlon Club.
I acknowledge that I have a duty to provide appropriate team leaders, coaches/instructors, and the Club Sports Office with timely notice of any subsequent injuries or illnesses (including concussions) which might impair my ability to participate in the club sports program, or be detrimental to my health and safety, or that of fellow participants.
I confirm that I have read and understand the information provided above. I will address any questions I have to a health professional (ex: MIT Medical). I understand how to recognize symptoms potentially associated with concussions and what I am to do if I experience symptoms myself or observe them in my teammates and/or fellow student-athletes.