How to recognize traumatic brain injuries as spring activities resume

Youth sports season is about to kick into overdrive and before your young one steps up to the plate or hits the soccer field, it’s important to be aware of possible brain injuries.

That’s why in front of a room of curious minds Thursday, Dr. Ashley Strobel, an emergency medicine physician at Hennepin Healthcare, explained the importance of looking for physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms when trying to identify a traumatic brain injury.

That’s why after a hit to the head, Dr. Min Joeng Park Graf, Medical Director of the TBI Outpatient Program says anyone with symptoms for more than 10 days needs to see an expert. Especially because brain injury symptoms, including vision problems, can either present immediately or over a period of days.