Concussions


#182

Yep, unless there is some protection for the head that keeps the head stable and stops the brain moving in the skull.


#183

:face_vomiting:

So it’s all about identifying it and implementing rules/protocols around return to play.

Quite difficult in combat sports where the objective is to concuss your opponent.


#184

Pretty much and about everyone involved being serious about the return to play protocols.

Also try not to get in the head.


#185

:grinning:


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#188

I hope on one discovers he was also a prominent rugby player too…


#189

It’s a sad story but a rubbish article. It starts off by talking about a footballer getting 6 concussions before he is 20, but then goes on to say his first one was in a rugby game when he was 15. Where he got the next 2 is unclear but it seems to also have been in rugby games. The damage was clearly done from getting a first concussion so young, from then on he was just waiting for the next to occur.


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#193

You would want your head examined to play a six nations game.


#194

My brother summed it up well a couple of years back. His 15 year old son declared that he was taking up rugby as a couple of school friends played.

His response was to suggest that the young fella lie down on the driveway while he drove the car over him a couple of times to see if he could get to like that.
End of conversation


#195

At least the Italians are honest about it as opposed to the sweep sweep mentality they have over here.