Objective: It is widely understood that various neuropsychological domains may be negatively impacted as a result of concussion. However, there is little known regarding the effect that bilingualism has on the neurocognitive profile of adolescents who have sustained a sport-related concussion. The objective of this study was to determine if there are neurocognitive differences between bilingual and monolingual athletes following a concussion. Method: Thirty-five male high school athletes were given baseline and post-injury Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT; English Version 2.1) per routine school concussion management practices. No athletes reported prior concussion or other previous neurological concerns. Nineteen athletes reported being bilingual (Spanish/English) and 16 athletes reported being monolingual (English). Average age of the athletes at baseline was 15.5 years. Using PASWStatistics 18.0, one-way ANOVAs were performed to compare the baseline and post-injury ImPACT composite scores between the monolingual and bilingual participants. Results: Despite no significant group differences...

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