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GAINESVILLE SUN 5/22/16: UF study: Playing with concussion backfires

A new University of Florida study says trying to play through concussion symptoms backfires for college athletes.

UF HEALTH NEWS 5/9/16: Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play than athletes who immediately reported concussion symptoms.

REUTERS 5/5/16: Staying in the game after concussion tied to longer recovery

"Our findings indicate that immediately engaging your medical staff if you suspect you have sustained a concussion will give you the best chance to return to your sport more quickly." ~Breton Asken, MS, ATC, UF Sports Concussion Center, a division of the SHCC