Healthy brain: Wired for thought
The brain is like an integrated circuit board of memory and processing. Anything that disrupts normal functioning - a hit to the head, tackle, car accident, etc. - can impact the brain's functioning.
Injured brain: Broken circuits
On impact, the brain moves inside the skull. The circuits stretch or break causing the brain to not function normally. Concussions can occur on the field - or in regular day-to-day life.
Helmets don't prevent concussions! Pay close attention to your symptoms and tell your parents, coaches and teachers!
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