Guess Who’s Back?

I would hope the news has not escaped you – Google ‘concussion’ in the news chronologically you would find 64 of the first 80 articles are devoted to one thing; the return of Sidney Crosby.

It has been 11 months and 14 days since he was last on the ice when he was playing with a concussion he suffered the game before.  Upon getting his head jarred against the boards the symptoms were too much (called a “mild concussion” by his coach) and so began his difficult return to play.  This incident has been the most covered concussion management/recovery/rehabilitation in history and at times many thought he would not return.  Others thought he should have been on the ice faster, regardless he is back.

The most important factor in this case; the emphasis on full recovery before return to play.  Many times it was reported Continue reading