Early Identification and Removal From Play In Case of Suspected Concussion Is Critical, Says Neuropsychologist Beth Pieroth

Early identification and removal from play in case of suspected concussion is not only critical to avoiding longer recovery and increased risk of serious, potentially catastrophic brain injury, says Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, a Board Certified Neuropsychologist, and Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program at the NorthShore Medical Group, but because an athlete who keeps playing with concussion is more likely to suffer an orthopedic injury and can’t perform as well, so that in staying in the game because they don’t want to let their teammates down they end up letting their teammates down because they don’t play well.  
Source: Momsteam