Young hockey player returns to the rink after concussion
My name is Brandon, and I play hockey with my friends for the North American Roller Championships with Leigh Verbero. I was skating through the offensive zone and was cutting back towards the crease (net) when a friend of mine collided with me. The top of my friend’s helmet hit me in the cage of my helmet and knocked me unconscious.
When I woke up, I was on my back, and had no idea how long I had been out, though I was told I was unconscious for about 20 seconds. I do not remember much after that, but I was told that I got unchanged very slowly in the locker room. I went out to dinner afterwards with friends, but was told that I was very antisocial and staring into space a lot.
Although I rested a lot when I got home, I had dizziness, a headache and an earache as well. I made it to Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery the next day and got started with treatments right away. Within just a few days I noticed my symptoms start to disappear slowly. I felt much better and was able to return to playing in no time.