Nebraska Issues Warning About Concussions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Short-Term Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory Problems


Multiple Concussion Symptoms

  • May have Thinking Problems
  • Depression
  • Dementia 

Nebraska's chief medical officer is warning young athletes about the dangers of suffering a concussion.

Dr. Joann Schaefer said Monday that concussions are sometimes more serious than athletes, coaches and parents sometimes realize.

Players who have received multiple concussions are more likely to have thinking problems, depression, dementia and other brain-related issues.

But she says 90 percent of athletes who experience a single minor concussion usually recover within a few days or weeks.

Short-term symptoms can include headaches, nausea, blurred vision and memory problems.

Nebraska's Concussion Awareness Act took effect on July 1. The state law requires concussion education for coaches, parents and players.

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166093876 -
Gray Television, Inc.