Athletes may not be fully recovered from a concussion 1 year after being cleared to return to play, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
“Our study findings tell us that brain recovery after concussion may be a more complex and long-lasting process than originally thought,” Nathan W. Churchill, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, told Healio Primary Care. “In particular, brain changes after sport-related concussion appear to last well beyond medical clearance to return to play, even for athletes showing a relatively normal course of recovery.”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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