That is what happened to 14 year-old Mikayla Wilson of Washington state, after she sustained a concussion playing basketball. ABC.com has a story and video on this HERE.
“She didn’t black out, she didn’t grab her head in obvious injury,” Wilson’s dad, Michael, told ABC News affiliate KXLY 4. “She just got up and noticed her head hurt a little bit on the back. But basketball these days is a very physical game, and there’s lots of contact.”
And one does not have to have ‘obvious symptoms’ in order for the brain to be dysfunctional. Although rare, it can happen.
After a fouled Wilson shot her free throws, she played two more quarters for the Liberty High Lancers. It wasn’t until the team gathered after the game when Wilson asked her mom, Lorie, “Who are those girls dressed just like I am and why are they looking at me?” that anyone noticed anything wrong.
One of the most scary signs of concussion is the loss of memory, I have had kids and adults tell me that Continue reading