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CDC/NFL Concussion Poster for Players

For NFL Players

Beginning during the 2010 season, a poster on concussion in sports will be displayed in every NFL locker room nationwide. The poster, developed for NFL players, is the result of a joint effort between the NFL, NFL Players Association, CDC, Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society, and the NFL Physicians Society and describes the importance of recognizing a concussion, taking time to recover, and not returning to play too soon.

View the poster for NFL players [1.9MB]



Concussion poster for young athletes of all sports

For Young Athletes of All Sports

A similar poster educating young athletes about concussion in all sports is now available to display in team locker rooms, gymnasiums, and schools nationwide. This poster lets athletes know that all concussions are serious and emphasizes the importance of reporting their injury. The poster also provides athletes with a list of concussion signs, symptoms and steps they should take if they think they have a concussion. 

The poster for young athletes is the result of a joint effort between the NFL, CDC, and NFL Players Association, as well as 16 National Governing Bodies for Sport. Additionally, the poster has been endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

View the fact sheet for young athletes:

Order the poster — Concussion: A Must Read for Young Athletes

Watch a video with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

List of participating National Governing Bodies for Sport:

  • USA Football
  • US Lacrosse
  • USA Rugby
  • USA Baseball
  • USA Basketball
  • USA Field Hockey
  • USA Hockey
  • USA Cheer
  • USA Softball
  • USA Volleyball
  • USA Diving
  • USA Roller Sports
  • USA Cycling
  • US Ski and Snowboard Association
  • USA Skateboarding
  • US Soccer

CDC encourages you to talk with your coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in all sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury. By knowing the facts about concussion and when athletes can safely return to play, we can help athletes of all ages stay active and healthy.

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