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World Rugby Concussion Poster - Recognise and Remove

Concussion management

Recognise & remove

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The World Rugby Recognise and Remove message incorporates 6 Rs

Recognise -

Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion so you understand when an athlete might have a suspected concussion

Remove -

If an athlete has a concussion or even a suspected concussion he or she must be removed from play immediately

Refer -

Once removed from play, the player should be referred immediately to a qualified healthcare professional who is trained in evaluating and treating concussions.

Rest -

Players must rest from exercise until symptom-free and then start a Graduated Return to Play. World Rugby recommends a more conservative return to play for children and adolescents.

Recover -

Full recovery from the concussion is required before return to play is authorized. This includes being symptom-free. Rest and specific treatment options are critical for the health of the injured participant.

Return -

In order for safe return to play in Rugby, the athlete must be symptom-free and cleared in writing by a qualified healthcare professional who is trained in evaluating and treating concussions. The athlete completes the GRTP (Graduated Return to Play) protocol

Visit the main concussion page