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Not all concussions in young athletes look the same.
They may appear immediately after contact in a game or practice, or they may not show up until much later. They can pass quickly or take months to heal. Although every concussion is different, they are more likely to happen in contact sports, such as football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer.
Parents, coaches and young athletes – listen below to our conversation with Peter Gray, an athletic trainer at the UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine and the head athletic trainer at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, to learn more about the symptoms of concussions and what you can do after a concussion occurs.