Hits to the head are almost unavoidable in contact sports. But with any bump to the head—or even the neck—caution should be the name of the game. That bump could cause a concussion.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. In athletes, concussions are extremely common. In fact, between 1.7 and 3 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur each year. As importantly, five in 10 concussions go unreported.
Source: Boulder Community Health