Care Consortium study highlighted in Michigan News
September 3, 2021
Director Steve Broglio highlighted the Care Consortium study “The Natural History of Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: Findings from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium,” during an interview this week with Michigan News. He talked about how normal concussion recovery time could take upwards of a month before an athlete can be cleared to return-to-play.
The study found that though median recovery times were consistent with the previously suggested 14 days, it was not until one month post-injury that most athletes were cleared for unrestricted sport participation.
“Normal return-to-play time was previously set at 14 days–meaning 50% of people recovered in that time. Our paper suggests that 28 days more fully encapsulates the recovery process. At that point, 85% of people have returned to play,” Broglio said.
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