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When people suffer a concussion, they might not recognize the symptoms at first sight.
Physical therapists, trainers and athletic directors in the north country got together at the BOCES campus in Watertown for a seminar Monday.
Doctors spoke about the symptoms of concussions and how to monitor them.
Rhonda Redder attended. Her son, Zachary, was a football player at Indian River Central School who took hard hits.
When Zachary left football practice one day in 2016, he suddenly fell asleep at the wheel. He had a concussion which resulted in traumatic brain damage.
"You think, that won't happen to my kid, and then it does. So, just know your kid, know the symptoms, have a talk with your child and find out are they having headaches after practice. Is it because of a hit? Is it because of dehydration or something else," said Rhonda.
The doctor who presented the seminar helped Rhonda's son in rehabilitation and he also sees many patients from the north country who suffer a concussion.