Playing sports carries some risk of injury. Parents and coaches need to be made aware if your child has hit their head or is having symptoms of a head injury, even if it means stopping play. Athletes with suspected concussions should not return to play until they see a doctor. Furthermore, there is no evidence that medication treatment heals a concussion. Rest is the main treatment. Symptoms usually resolve in 7 to 10 days but some may take weeks or months to fully recover. Seeking advice from your health care provider is imperative. You only get one brain, so take good care of it! For more information, visit