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MLL Concussion Awareness

June 23, 2016
 

Major League Lacrosse and the Concussion Legacy Foundation teamed up to bring you the first Concussion Awareness Week,which was held from June 5-11, 2016.

The goal of MLL and Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Concussion Awareness Week was and continues to be to “promote player safety and educate coaches players and fans” on the seriousness of concussions. Concussions are a prevalent part of any sport but they can be healed with proper treatment. If a concussion is not treated it can lead to further, more severe injury. “We pride ourselves on having the most progressive player safety program in professional sports,” said MLL commissioner Dave Gross. Major League Lacrosse has displayed a continued effort to take the essential actions to protect the health of its athletes. Together with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, we hope to properly assess and treat these injuries. “Concussion awareness is a shared responsibility and this is a great opportunity to partner together and promote prevention and proper management of concussions for our country’s fastest growing sport” said Concussion Legacy Foundation co-founder Chris Nowinski. For information about our partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation visit their website www.concussionfoundation.org or see our press release HERE.

As of now there are over 11 MLL stars who have pledged to donate their brain to concussion research. We hope their donations will lead to extended research on concussion prevention and treatment so future athletes will not have to deal with the post-injury effects of concussions. For more information see our press release HERE.

For more tips on how to properly diagnose and treat concussions check out these videos from the Concussion Legacy Foundation:


It is important to get a player out of the game if you think they have suffered a concussion. Make sure they see a coach, parent or an athletic trainer for proper treatment.


We all want to get back on the field, but do not rush back and play too soon before properly recovering from a head injury.


Remember to protect your head, as multiple head injuries can lead to a shortened playing career.
 

Players and members from around the league have taken the initiative to inform our fans about the seriousness of concussions. Check out this message from Boston Cannons' Midfielder Josh Hawkins:

 For even more tips on concussion management make sure to go to www.concussionfoundation.org