Concussion often presents with varying symptomatology and most experts think it should be evaluated using a multifactorial approach… Although neuropsychological testing has proven to be a valuable tool in concussion management, it is most useful when administered as part of a comprehensive assessment battery that
includes grading of symptoms and clinical balance tests.
I think of it as another tool in the tool belt. Trying to identify concussions is tough. We have 200 athletes and three trainers, so you can’t keep track of everyone on every play.
Our priority is the safety of our athletes, and judging when someone is OK to play is one of the hardest parts of our jobs. Sometimes it’s the little impacts that can cause the biggest injuries.