Return to play following sports-related concussion

Clin Sports Med. 2004 Jul;23(3):421-41, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2004.04.001.


This article provides a review of current important issues in the management of athletes who have sustained a concussion during athletic competition. Recent research in the area of concussion management is reviewed with specific reference to the side line evaluation of concussion and the follow-up of the athlete during the recovery period. The use of neuropsychological testing in sports is also reviewed. A systematic protocol for the management of sports related concussion is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / complications
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / etiology
  • Brain Concussion / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Recovery of Function
  • Sports Medicine