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Volleyball Concussion Chaos



What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur after an impact to your head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. A concussion results in an altered mental state that may include becoming unconscious.


What do I do if I have a concussion? What are some signs/symptoms?


Volleyball is a non-contact sport. Do volleyball players get concussions?


Even though volleyball is a non-contact sport, there are many situations that could potentially cause a volleyball athlete to become concussed. A few examples, diving for a ball during defense, being caught off guard and hit in the face and neck with the volleyball.


Take a moment to read true stories from volleyball athletes that have suffered from concussion syndrome:


1. Abby M

This is the story of Abby M. and her journey and triumph through concussion syndrome. This is a review that her mother wrote for the amazing staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics who were able to get Abby on the court again.



2. Stephanie Cahill


She played club volleyball from 14 to 16 years old. She suffered five concussions, two of them while playing the sport. Now 23, she believes the anxiety and depression she has experienced since the injuries are related. Cahill said the concussions affected her emotional, mental and physical health. She had bouts of depression. She’s fought hard to get better. Click the picture to read more . . . .