Did you know at least one player sustains a mild concussion in nearly every American football game? It’s also estimated that 140,000 high school athletes suffer concussions annually nationwide and many return to play before the injury has fully healed. As a result of the staggering injury numbers, Florida passed the Youth Concussion Law in 2012 making it mandatory for an athlete suspected of having a concussion to be cleared by a physician before returning to practice and play.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Center, we have the tools and resources necessary to test and clear athletes to return to the game they love. And with same day, next day appointment scheduling available we may be able to safely return the athlete to play sooner than you think.