Table 4

Coach and sports trainer responses to: ‘Under which of the following circumstances would it be appropriate for a player to return to play on the day they suffer a concussion?’

CircumstanceAppropriate, n (% of respondents)Not appropriate, n (% of respondents)
The doctor says the player is ready to play (n=883)758 (85.8)125 (14.2)
The player no longer shows any signs or symptoms of concussion (n=869)165 (19.0)704 (81.0)
The sports trainer says the player is ready to play (n=869)123 (14.2)746 (85.8)
The physiotherapist says the player is ready to play (n=868)70 (8.1)798 (91.9)
The player says they are symptom free and ready to play (n=866)23 (2.7)843 (97.3)