TABLE 2

Return-to-Play Protocol Recommended by the Second International Conference on Concussion in Sport48

StepLevel of Activity
1No activity, complete rest; proceed to level 2 once symptoms resolve
2Light aerobic exercise (eg, walking, stationary cycling)
3Sport-specific exercise (eg, skating in hockey, running in soccer); addition of light resistance training
4Noncontact training drills; progressively increased resistance training
5Full-contact training after medical clearance
6Game play