Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Imagine what a real concussion is like...
I was changing into my gear at the rink last night and noticed this sign about symptoms of a concussion.
What bothers me about the sign is that during my games, I exhibit many of these symptoms -- even if no one has hit me: is confused about position -- check! Moves clumsily -- check! Forgets sports plays -- check!
Shows behavior or personality changes -- check and I certainly hope so!
As I've said before, when you play hockey, assume your brain will be working at about five to 10 percent of normal capacity and make the appropriate adjustments.