Table 1

Criteria Set 1—immediate and permanent removal not pitch side assessment required*

Confirmed loss of consciousnessSuspected loss of consciousness
ConvulsionTonic posturing
Balance disturbance/ataxiaClearly dazed
Player not orientated in time, place and personDefinite confusion
Definite behavioural changesOculomotor signs (eg, spontaneous nystagmus)
On field identification of signs or symptoms of concussion
  • *Definitions are provided within the HIA procedures manual for each criterion.

  • HIA, head injury assessment.