My 16 year old kid plays a contact sport, hockey, and had 2 concussions this year, one left him with a headache for a month and the second for a couple of days. After the second one, he was done for the year, even though it wasn’t severe; it was our decision, not his.
He’s had precautionary CAT scans, which showed everything OK, thank God. The neurologist says that after 6 months, everything is healed as well as it will be, and really cannnot tell us what the chances of a more severe or longer lasting injury would be if he continued to play, because there’s so many variables and each injury and patient is unique.
Up until now, although he wants to play again, my position has been no way. After consulting with the neurologist, I’m having second thoughts about allowing him to play next year. Based on the doctor’s advice, it seems up to me whether or not he plays next year.
So, what to do? Be cautious? Overly cautious? I couldn’t find the answer in the Owner’s manual.