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28 July 2011

Other causes of concussion

A blow to the head isn't the only injury that can make an athlete feel slow and confused - a sprained ankle or strained knee might also affect attention, memory, and reaction time.

A blow to the head isn't the only injury that can make an athlete act a little slow and confused. A sprained ankle or strained knee might also affect how athletes perform on a computer-based test of attention, memory, and reaction time generally used to manage concussions, according to new research.

When it comes to concussions, "that's what we rely on most with these athletes," he said.

 
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