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Head glue /head wound

(7 Posts)
BreadStickMaker Thu 05-Nov-15 22:01:01

My dd came off her skateboard on Saturday and managed to crack her head open on the edge of one of the low rails that skaters edge their boards on (sorry, don't know technical word for this!).

Anyhow, she went down with a might crack, lots of blood, and now has a 3 inch head wound on her head (some partial and some full thickness cut apparently). Luckily she has a fringe, and most of the scar is in her hair and only a bit on her forehead. She seems remarkable unbothered - I have been having flashbacks!

The wound was glued by a&e, and we were told no hair washing for a week (grim) and no 'dangerous' sport for two weeks. We were given a leaflet about head injuries, but dd has shown no signs of concussion or anything.

My question is - dd just got into the school netball team and they have a mini tournament next Monday. DD is desperate to play (first time she has been asked to represent the school). Do you think it would be safe to do so? Stupidly, I didn't ask the doctor at the time, and I'm not sure if anyone else would be able to offer a professional opinion as they didn't see the wound before it was glued, so thought I would ask on here smile.

TheHouseOnTheLane Fri 06-Nov-15 01:42:03

Hmm. Netball these days can be quite "violent". My 12 year old niece plays for the county and it's nothing like the netball I remember. I've often seen two girls grab the ball at the same time and cling on for dear life, both locked in a sort of death grip till' they fall or the ref intervenes....I've also seen a LOT of hipping and shoving one another.

I wouldn't.

TheHouseOnTheLane Fri 06-Nov-15 01:42:36

Oh and these are some TALL and well built kids it's quite alarming.

BreadStickMaker Sat 07-Nov-15 12:20:57

Yeah, I know - DD is one of the taller girls! Useful in netball smile It is only school level netball, so not too violent I hope. But I've never seen a match, so I don't really know.

She is desperate to play, and will be mighty cross if I say no, as she says she feels fine. The cut seems to be healing ok (and I am so looking forward to washing her hair). Just don't know what to do for the best really.

TheHouseOnTheLane Sat 07-Nov-15 12:21:52

Well maybe school level will be ok.....maybe have a word to her teacher to let her know?

redcaryellowcar Sat 07-Nov-15 21:22:37

I have a friend whose dd had her head wound glued and was told no ball sports? Sadly of assume that includes netball.

TheHouseOnTheLane Sun 08-Nov-15 03:57:57

Really I agree with Red a sporty child will sometimes get injured and have to miss their games sadly

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