According to a new study by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, it might make sense to pay particular attention to dizziness in young football players who suffer a blow to the head.

Researchers found that of 107 high school football players who’d suffered a concussion on the field, those whose injury had immediately triggered dizziness were at greater risk of a prolonged recovery.

Of the 87 who’d had dizziness, 34 — or 39 percent — needed three weeks or more to get the medical OK to return to the sport. And their odds of a long recovery were seven times higher versus players who had not suffered dizziness.

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