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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# head games

This year
Three or more concussions linked to worsened brain function in later life
The data comes from a new UK-based study.
Last year
Captain Cane doubtful for All Blacks after cutting short training
He could miss the pivotal Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Auckland at the weekend.
Bielsa defends Leeds’ response to Robin Koch’s head injury
Koch sustained a cut forehead against Man United on Sunday and was later taken off due to the effects of concussion.
PFA again calls for temporary head-injury substitutes after Robin Koch incident
The Leeds player was eventually taken off after returning to the pitch with his head bandaged.
All time
Saliva test to diagnose concussion set to be trialled in Premier League
A joint action plan on brain health has been published by English football’s governing bodies.
Beauden Barrett a doubt for All Blacks' France test after Dublin concussion
New Zealand haven’t lost in Paris since 1973.
'It's sickening. It's horrible to see' - Another head injury controversy at the Euros
Austria goalscorer Christoph Baumgartner stayed on the pitch while visibly struggling tonight.
Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments
The neurologist who recommended Sexton be stood down from rugby in 2014 today said he regretted suggesting the out-half has suffered 30 concussions.
'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion
The former Tottenham defender has revealed long-lasting effects of a concussion sustained in the 2019 Champions League semi-final against Ajax.
'I'm thankful. People have gotten badly hurt and ended up with lifelong repercussions of concussion'
Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney details her recent HIA return, reflects on the Six Nations so far and looks to England.
Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'
Clare captain Laurie Ryan and former Galway star Cormac Bane share their scary experiences with concussion.
Australian batsman Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion
Smith has not been given the all-clear to play by Cricket Australia doctors after being hit on the head at Lord’s.
'A disappointing day' - Concussion forces former Galway footballer to retire
Cormac Bane suffered two ‘serious and prolonged’ concussion injuries over the past two years.
Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat
‘Our experienced medical team will continue to assess and monitor Jarly Og,’ a statement reads.
'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience
The Australian international has announced his retirement at the age of 32.
Worrying news as Halfpenny set to miss start of Six Nations with concussion
The fullback hasn’t played since November.
'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20
Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.
England's Dylan Hartley set for extended break from rugby due to concussion
‘It has been recommended that I take a break and while I find that decision hard to accept, it’s important I listen to that advice.’
NFL player who retired at 24 over concussion concerns says it's easy to cheat test
Chris Borland said players could manipulate the baseline test.
NFL great Favre fears he suffered 'thousands' of concussions
The 48-year-old retired in 2010 and has revealed the struggle with possible long-term effects.
Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland
The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.
'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears
The Brentford skipper sustained two concussions in quick succession this season.
France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris
Six Nations organisers have released a statement.
'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'
Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.
Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers
With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.
Alan Shearer slams football authorities over dementia fears from heading footballs
The former Newcastle star has looked at the effects of heading the ball in a new BBC documentary called ‘Dementia, Football and Me’.
Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious
An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.
Former Leinster flanker Ryan set for 12 weeks on the sidelines due to concussion
It comes after Leicester Tigers came under huge criticism for allowing Ryan to play on after sustaining a head knock last month.
'Football is not something people typically viewed as being a concussion sport'
Dr Colin Doherty on what Kevin Doyle’s retirement might mean for other footballers.
Refs in Australia will give players suspected of having concussion blue cards this season
Refs will be able to send players to the line if they display certain symptoms.
Can saliva diagnose concussion? The English Premiership is taking part in a trial to find out
Payers with confirmed or suspected concussion will provide saliva samples immediately following the injury.
Hall of Famer says American football's effect on his brain left him feeling 'like a child'
Warren Sapp played 12 years in the NFL.
We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?
Dr. Bennet Omalu wants to restrict the types of sport played by children.
The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland
Dr Bennet Omalu will speak at the Royal College of Surgeons in June.
Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion
Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.
Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines
A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.
'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'
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.
Bravo needs psychological help, says former Man City keeper
The Chile international was thought to be a good fit for Pep Guardiola’s philosophy, but things have gone from bad to worse for the keeper
George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury
He has been named in the Saints’ team for their New Year’s Day clash with Gloucester.
'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story
“It’s nice to say that we want to protect players but we’ve really got to put some action behind those words.”