Skip to navigation menu Skip to content


Young football player running the ball down the field

Dr. Joel Brenner Discusses Long-Term Effects of Concussion

Dr. Joel Brenner, director of CHKD Sports Concussion Program, was recently interviewed on NewsChannel 3 about the long-term effects of concussions in kids. “With a developing brain, sometimes it does take longer for younger kids to get better after a concussion. We know about 75 percent of kids, high school kids and younger take about 3 weeks to get better, but that means 25 percent are still having problems 3 or 4 weeks later,” Brenner said. See the complete interview here.

Learn more about Dr. Joel Brenner and our Sports Concussion Program.


About CHKD Sports Medicine

About CHKD Sports Medicine  CHKD's sports medicine program offers the most comprehensive care for your young athlete. From diagnosis and treatment to customized rehabilitation plans, we specialize in physical therapy and injury prevention programs for active children and teens. Our team is composed of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and pediatric sports medicine physical therapists.