Doctor Kevin Crutchfield says there are many concussion myths parents should know. The first? You have to lose consciousness to get one. According to Dr. Crutchfield, "that's not true at all. You don't even have to hit your head to have a concussion."
Another myth: If someone has a concussion, you should keep them awake. In fact, the doctor says sleeping is best for healing.
But does everyone who hits their head need a brain scan? No. For kids radiation can be more dangerous that the injury itself.
It is also believed helmets protect against concussions, when actually they are designed only to prevent skull fractures.
The last myth is boys get more concussions than girls, when the rates are actually similar. Knowing the truth can help players get through the season injury free.