All too often high school athletes undergo the violent blow that possibly leads to a concussion. It’s very important to note the symptoms are not just physiological. High schoolers may have to deal with psychological dilemmas that force them to conclude what’s more important; playing one more play that could cost them their long term health or rest. Choosing to rest until they are completely recovered isn’t as easy as one may think.

Caroline Metcalf-Vera describes the insecurities she had to deal with before deciding that playing just wasn’t worth her health and possibly even her life.

Caroline describes….

“Now three months out, and I just suffered a second concussion. I am currently not even allowed to participate in a full day of school. I’ve learned the hard way that your brain is important, and the consequences of getting back out on the field before you are fully healed are not worth it.”

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