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#Concussion

# concussion - Friday 11 August, 2017

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'
# Shane Ross
# Shane Ross

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'

Aug 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,086 Views 18 Comments

Shane Ross said he is concerned about dangerous behaviour taking place in sports.

# concussion - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Former England lock Botha forced to retire due to concussion
# Medical Grounds
From The42
# Medical Grounds

Former England lock Botha forced to retire due to concussion

Aug 8th 2017, 4:07 PM 6,345 Views 0 Comments

The South African-born 35-year-old says he is ‘truly blessed’ after a career in the Premiership and at international level.

# concussion - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion

Jun 24th 2017, 1:55 PM 8,347 Views 1 Comment

The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.

# concussion - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?

Jun 6th 2017, 4:10 PM 21,198 Views 27 Comments

Dr. Bennet Omalu wants to restrict the types of sport played by children.

# concussion - Friday 19 May, 2017

A former NFL player is fighting for the league to change its harsh stance on marijuana
# OLD-FASHIONED
From The42
# OLD-FASHIONED

A former NFL player is fighting for the league to change its harsh stance on marijuana

May 19th 2017, 9:00 PM 3,996 Views 3 Comments

And Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is putting his money where his mouth is.

# concussion - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland

May 17th 2017, 1:11 PM 9,085 Views 5 Comments

Dr Bennet Omalu will speak at the Royal College of Surgeons in June.

# concussion - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

May 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,118 Views 10 Comments

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# concussion - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Mar 23rd 2017, 8:38 AM 6,281 Views 11 Comments

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# concussion - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 7,538 Views 3 Comments

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

# concussion - Monday 6 February, 2017

Mattie Donnelly's second concussion in seven months puts him in doubt for Dublin clash
# Protocol
From The42
# Protocol

Mattie Donnelly's second concussion in seven months puts him in doubt for Dublin clash

Feb 6th 2017, 11:59 AM 4,685 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Kerry defender Shane Enright was treated in hospital for concussion after an accidental collision with Michael Murphy.

# concussion - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'
# Marshall Law
From The42
# Marshall Law

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'

Feb 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 45,492 Views 5 Comments

After nearly twelve months on the sidelines with concussion, Ben Marshall had to make the brave decision to cut his professional career short at the age of 26.

# concussion - Friday 3 February, 2017

Against the head: how the issue of concussion developed from amateur to professional rugby
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Against the head: how the issue of concussion developed from amateur to professional rugby

Feb 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 3,806 Views 0 Comments

Dr Barry O’Driscoll resigned as medical advisor to the IRB in 2012.

Concussion symptoms three times higher in soccer players who head the ball
# Header
# Header

Concussion symptoms three times higher in soccer players who head the ball

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 9,018 Views 13 Comments

It adds to the mounting evidence that frequently heading a soccer ball has serious long-term effects.

# concussion - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

IRFU has introduced mandatory concussion management training for coaches in Schools Cup rugby
# Using The Head
From The42
# Using The Head

IRFU has introduced mandatory concussion management training for coaches in Schools Cup rugby

Jan 24th 2017, 3:13 PM 3,584 Views 1 Comment

The move comes after a high-profile on-field row involving a coach last year.

# concussion - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

A reminder that the NFL still has a serious head injury problem
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

A reminder that the NFL still has a serious head injury problem

Jan 17th 2017, 11:14 AM 4,899 Views 3 Comments

Chris Conley is the latest player to take a massive hit to the head and only miss one play.

# concussion - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

American football hits similar to 62 car crashes per game - new research
# American Football
From The42
# American Football

American football hits similar to 62 car crashes per game - new research

Jan 10th 2017, 4:49 PM 20,176 Views 10 Comments

Researchers used a special mouthguard to collect the data.

# concussion - Monday 9 January, 2017

World Rugby 'disappointed' with handling of George North head injury but no sanction for Northampton
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

World Rugby 'disappointed' with handling of George North head injury but no sanction for Northampton

Jan 9th 2017, 2:34 PM 2,665 Views 7 Comments

World Rugby says the club failed to manage the injury properly.

# concussion - Friday 30 December, 2016

George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury

Dec 30th 2016, 2:35 PM 3,474 Views 2 Comments

He has been named in the Saints’ team for their New Year’s Day clash with Gloucester.

# concussion - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story

Dec 29th 2016, 11:44 AM 8,339 Views 14 Comments

“It’s nice to say that we want to protect players but we’ve really got to put some action behind those words.”

# concussion - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Former Irish international added to the Connacht coaching ticket for the remainder of the season
# New Addition
From The42
# New Addition

Former Irish international added to the Connacht coaching ticket for the remainder of the season

Dec 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 11,110 Views 5 Comments

Nathan White was forced to retire from the sport this year as a result of a concussion injury.

# concussion - Friday 23 December, 2016

World Rugby to speak to RFU after 'apparent non-compliance' regarding George North head injury
# Rumbling On
From The42
# Rumbling On

World Rugby to speak to RFU after 'apparent non-compliance' regarding George North head injury

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:51 PM 4,712 Views 9 Comments

The winger seemed to temporarily lose consciousness in a game against Leicester earlier this month but was allowed to resume playing.

# concussion - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Northampton admit that George North 'probably was' concussed last weekend
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

Northampton admit that George North 'probably was' concussed last weekend

Dec 10th 2016, 4:13 PM 5,624 Views 7 Comments

The Premiership club are waiting to learn whether they will be punished for their treatment of the incident.

# concussion - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

George North likely to miss Leinster clash as he undergoes head injury assessment
# HIA
From The42
# HIA

George North likely to miss Leinster clash as he undergoes head injury assessment

Dec 6th 2016, 3:55 PM 9,782 Views 26 Comments

The 24-year-old was injured on Saturday.

# concussion - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

21-year-old quarterback says he's quitting football after the season: 'I need my brain'
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

21-year-old quarterback says he's quitting football after the season: 'I need my brain'

Nov 29th 2016, 10:44 AM 10,026 Views 6 Comments

An Indiana University quarterback has taken the decision to protect his future.

# concussion - Friday 18 November, 2016

NFL player carted off the field in tears after suffering another apparent head injury
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

NFL player carted off the field in tears after suffering another apparent head injury

Nov 18th 2016, 8:32 AM 9,501 Views 9 Comments

He’s suffered ‘repeated head trauma’.

# concussion - Sunday 13 November, 2016

World Rugby to test new head guard 'scientifically proven' to reduce risk of injury
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

World Rugby to test new head guard 'scientifically proven' to reduce risk of injury

Nov 13th 2016, 12:34 PM 12,436 Views 3 Comments

The product has been manufactured by a Galway-based company.

# concussion - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Earls doubtful for Paris trip but Munster hopeful on Kilcoyne
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Earls doubtful for Paris trip but Munster hopeful on Kilcoyne

Oct 13th 2016, 4:47 PM 4,693 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland back sat out today’s training session in Limerick.

# concussion - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion
# Penguin
From The42
# Penguin

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Oct 12th 2016, 8:57 PM 3,261 Views 7 Comments

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

# concussion - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ulster expect to have Trimble, Olding and Marshall fit in time for European opener
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Ulster expect to have Trimble, Olding and Marshall fit in time for European opener

Oct 5th 2016, 2:50 PM 3,138 Views 1 Comment

This week’s trip to face the Pro12 champions will come a week too soon for the homegrown backs.

# concussion - Monday 3 October, 2016

The Redzone: The more we know, the less we understand
# Guesswork
From The42
# Guesswork

The Redzone: The more we know, the less we understand

Oct 3rd 2016, 3:57 PM 3,715 Views 1 Comment

The NFL is nearly 25% complete and figuring out who is going to make the playoffs is a fool’s errand. So of course Steve O’Rourke gives it a try.

# concussion - Friday 30 September, 2016

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion
# Using The Head
From The42
# Using The Head

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

Sep 30th 2016, 3:46 PM 3,397 Views 1 Comment

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

# concussion - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Ireland international White forced to retire from rugby after concussion injury
# Time To Go
From The42
# Time To Go

Ireland international White forced to retire from rugby after concussion injury

Sep 28th 2016, 11:26 AM 23,562 Views 22 Comments

The Connacht player has been sidelined since last March.

# concussion - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

'Winning took precedence over the health of players': Jamie Cudmore set to sue Clermont
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

'Winning took precedence over the health of players': Jamie Cudmore set to sue Clermont

Sep 27th 2016, 9:56 AM 13,488 Views 23 Comments

The Canadian and his wife are fighting to improve concussion education.

# concussion - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

26-year-old Connacht centre McSharry forced to retire due to concussion
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

26-year-old Connacht centre McSharry forced to retire due to concussion

Aug 17th 2016, 2:17 PM 7,461 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland ‘A’ international has called time on his playing career.

# concussion - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
# Battleground
# Battleground

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit

Jul 24th 2016, 8:00 PM 26,294 Views 37 Comments

The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.

# concussion - Monday 23 May, 2016

24-year-old Argentine footballer dead after being struck in head
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

24-year-old Argentine footballer dead after being struck in head

May 23rd 2016, 8:28 AM 12,801 Views 3 Comments

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed the death of 24-year-old footballer Micael Favre last night.

# concussion - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hartley finally fit for return after suffering concussion in Six Nations triumph seven weeks ago
# Hard Knocks
From The42
# Hard Knocks

Hartley finally fit for return after suffering concussion in Six Nations triumph seven weeks ago

May 5th 2016, 4:54 PM 3,240 Views 9 Comments

It comes as a boost for Northampton Saints in their bid to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

# concussion - Monday 11 April, 2016

Wales star ruled out for rest of season with concussion
# Heavy Blow
From The42
# Heavy Blow

Wales star ruled out for rest of season with concussion

Apr 11th 2016, 4:00 PM 10,879 Views 7 Comments

Justin Tipuric will miss his side’s tour to New Zealand this summer.

# concussion - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

A simple blood test can diagnose concussions
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

A simple blood test can diagnose concussions

Mar 30th 2016, 6:06 AM 12,313 Views 6 Comments

Left untreated or under-treated, concussions put patients at risk for further, often more serious injury.

# concussion - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions
# Prevention
# Prevention

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:46 AM 16,783 Views 7 Comments

By monitoring the severity of concussions, the BrainBAND aims to prevent long-term injuries from developing.