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A recent article published by the Denver Post about Children’s Colorado patient, Cole Barrett, suggests that young athletes who suffer from a concussion could be at risk for emotional and social issues.
Last fall, 11-year-old Cole was playing in a game when he was struck by a hard lacrosse ball on the side of his helmet. Despite wearing his helmet, he suffered severe headaches and emotional breakdowns that hinted of a more serious concussion than his parents had originally expected.
At Children’s Colorado, Cole was treated with a holistic perspective that focuses on family communication and a practical post concussion return-to-play schedule.