This is the latest update to the Team Physician consensus statement on sport-related concussion developed by the Team Physician Consensus Conference (previous drafts published in 2006 and 2011). The article delineates “essential” information that a team physician must understand and implement and “desirable” information that are considered best-practice in ideal settings. The article then briefly reviews the literature and sets forth essential and desirable information for the following areas of sport-related concussion: Definition, Biomechanics and pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Preseason planning and assessment, Same-day evaluation and management, Post-Same day evaluation and treatment, Diagnostic testing, Neurological sequelae of brain injury, Treatment of persisting symptoms after SRC, Prevention, Legislation and governance issues, and Retirement and disqualification.
Herring, S., Kibler, W. Ben, Putukian, M., Solomon, G. S., Boyajian-O’Neill, L., Dec, K. L., … Sutton, K. M. (2021). Selected issues in sport-related concussion (SRC|mild traumatic brain injury) for the team physician: a consensus statement. British Journal of Sports Medicine, bjsports-2021-104235. https://doi.org/10.1136/BJSPORTS-2021-104235