Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries, can have lasting effects even after the person has recovered. This is even more true for athletes that participate in sports. Such head injuries will seem minor at first but may lead to serious and long-term issues that will have a negative effect on the life of an athlete. Not only the playing field but their life outside the field will also be disturbed. Whenever an athlete gets a concussion, they are likely to experience symptoms such as headaches, confusion, and problems with vision and balance. But the long term effects are often overlooked, which can be considered a big mistake. If the concussions are repeated and aren’t managed in an adequate manner can lead to issues that are likely to affect the thinking, memory, and emotions of an athlete. Here are the long-term effects of concussions in sports: what we need to know.