Con­cus­sion dan­gers

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ABI Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion spe­cial­ist Robin Sek­erak said con­cus­sion was the most com­mon for­mof trau­matic brain in­jury in New Zealand, but there was lim­ited re­search on how it af­fected young brains.

About 90 per cent of peo­ple with a con­cus­sion make a full re­cov­ery with­out any in­ter­ven­tion in three to four weeks.

For oth­ers, de­pend­ing on the sever­ity of the con­cus­sion, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in­volved eas­ing peo­ple back into their nor­mal ac­tiv­i­ties like ex­er­cise, she said.

From July 2015 to June 2016, ACC spent more than $12 mil­lion on sports-re­lated con­cus­sion and brain in­juries.

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