The Return to Sport strategy outlines the steps for a player to follow in order return to sport after a concussion. Developed by the 2017 Concussion in Sport Group, the Return to Sport strategy is based recommendations of the Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport released in April 2017.
A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Each step must take a minimum of one day but could last longer, depending on the player and his or her specific situation. The Return to Sport strategy is meant to be followed after the completion of the “Return to Learn” strategy (in the case of students).
This Return to Sport strategy is useful to anyone involved in the care and recovery of a concussed individual, such as parents, caregivers, teachers, coaches and educators.