Concussion???

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Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 2, 2013
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Anyone here been concussed before?

Earlier today I had a bad fall and absolutely smashed my head. (Was worried about a skull fracture). After the initial stun.

But am OK (my ears were wringing and took me a while to settle) it was a shock. But ended up OK and finished my work day.

But how long should I watch for symptoms. Just feel a bit of a dull ache? Should I just rest? Or go to hospital? But what can they do and I really don't want to spend more time there then I have to?
 

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Once in footy, head hit ground hard in a tackle. Was helped off the ground by a trainer, felt fine within 10 mins. Went back on and played the game (wasn't right, just felt dazed and a bit non-intetested).

Never had any longer effects. Next day felt fine. So probably similar to yours hopefully. I wouldn't be too concerned. Maybe look for headaches or being a bit 'dazed and confused' or if someone you live with asks 'you alright? You've been acting weird?'

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Norm Smith Medallist
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Once in footy, head hit ground hard in a tackle. Was helped off the ground by a trainer, felt fine within 10 mins. Went back on and played the game (wasn't right, just felt dazed and a bit non-intetested).

Never had any longer effects. Next day felt fine. So probably similar to yours hopefully. I wouldn't be too concerned. Maybe look for headaches or being a bit 'dazed and confused' or if someone you live with asks 'you alright? You've been acting weird?'

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Thanks LOL I'm always weird. But my head is still tender. No more blood. I'm just dazed. But cognitively feel fine (ironically enough). Just a shock I guess. Beside some bullshit schoolyard fight and one sports knock I've never been hit that hard before. Just stunned for a bit. (I'm not a boxer or an AFL player so just wow I'm not used to that) but If I start speaking in tongues I guess I'm concussed.
 

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Shell

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Anyone here been concussed before?

Earlier today I had a bad fall and absolutely smashed my head. (Was worried about a skull fracture). After the initial stun.

But am OK (my ears were wringing and took me a while to settle) it was a shock. But ended up OK and finished my work day.

But how long should I watch for symptoms. Just feel a bit of a dull ache? Should I just rest? Or go to hospital? But what can they do and I really don't want to spend more time there then I have to?
sh*t take care mate.


And maybe PM Joel Selwood via twitter or facebook lol.

/its not funny tho. Glad to hear you're ok/recovered.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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sh*t take care mate.


And maybe PM Joel Selwood via twitter or facebook lol.

/its not funny tho. Glad to hear you're ok/recovered.
LOL. It's not that bad. Just really hurt.
I figure Selwood and myself have our own problems. But am happy to give him a few tips if Geelong are that hard up.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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I really feel bad for JS and footy players in general that have had lots of concussions.

They are going to be seriously f’ed later in life.
True. And I just had a bad fall and my ear was still ringing when I got up. And then add in any other health issues and it escalates.
But that's a whole other issue. Apparently everyone knocking themselves out is tough etc....
But it really is having an effect down the track.
 

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