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How long does it take to recover from a concussion?

Around 90% of athletes who sustain a concussion get better within 7 to 14 days. Studies on high school athletes show that it takes them a little longer, around 7 to 21 days. Athletes who have risk factors like previous migraine or a previous history of concussion may take a little longer to recover. In such cases, they need to be monitored carefully to make sure that they are on the right track.
 
This content originally appeared online at UCLA Health.
 

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