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# head-games - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'We've to create a culture where it's the norm to be honest about concussion' -- Kevin McLaughlin

The flanker’s career was ended by collisions not involving his head after he covered up the problem for almost a year.

# head-games - Friday 6 November, 2015

The final trailer for Will Smith's new movie paints the NFL in a really bad light

Peter Landesman’s ‘Concussion’ is released next month.

# head-games - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The42 'The way the media cover it you'd think everyone was going to get concussed every game' Head Games

'The way the media cover it you'd think everyone was going to get concussed every game'

The IRFU’s Head of Medical Services is not happy with some coverage of concussion.

# head-games - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The42 Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin Concussion

Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin

The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.

# head-games - Friday 18 September, 2015

From The42 Research finds 96% of dead NFL players have brain disease at centre of concussion crisis Shocking

Research finds 96% of dead NFL players have brain disease at centre of concussion crisis

87 of 91 players tested positive for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

# head-games - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From The42 An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me' Head Games

An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'

Adrian Coxson has decided to call it a day before even playing a single snap.

# head-games - Friday 28 August, 2015

From The42 'One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North's career' Head Games

'One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North's career'

Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.

# head-games - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From The42 Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study Study

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

# head-games - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From The42 George North's 'nightmare situation' continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final Head Games

George North's 'nightmare situation' continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

# head-games - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 'I remember everything now': Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow Concussion

'I remember everything now': Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow

The winger is following his return to play protocols this week after colliding with Kyle Eastmond’s shoulder.

# head-games - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood Head Games

Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood

Former WWE star and concussion campaigner Chris Nowinski says he expects more young players to retire.

# head-games - Sunday 4 January, 2015

'We don't want to meet our players in 20 years time and find them suffering from dementia'

Premiership rugby side Saracens have launched a ground-breaking concussion programme.

# head-games - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From The42 NFL player says he'd rather 'die 10 years earlier' than not play American football Head Games

NFL player says he'd rather 'die 10 years earlier' than not play American football

Chris Conte has suffered three concussions this season.

# head-games - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The42 Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players Head Games

Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players

The out-half insists his head injury is not overly serious, but is pleased that he has more information than ever to review the issue.

# head-games - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The42 Could a device the size of a euro coin radically improve concussion identification? Head Games

Could a device the size of a euro coin radically improve concussion identification?

That’s what New Zealand based CSX hope for.

# head-games - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From The42 New Premier League rules on concussion includes 'tunnel doctor' to assess TV replays Head Games

New Premier League rules on concussion includes 'tunnel doctor' to assess TV replays

The rules are similar to those employed by rugby, but the addition of video evidence will mean increased safety for players.

# head-games - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From The42 US college sport governing body agrees $75 million settlement in concussion suit Head Games

US college sport governing body agrees $75 million settlement in concussion suit

The NCAA will provide €52.1 million for concussion testing and to diagnose current and former athletes.

# head-games - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From The42 Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this? Head Games

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?

The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.

# head-games - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The42 Australian Rugby Union appoint dedicated concussion specialist Brainwave

Australian Rugby Union appoint dedicated concussion specialist

The Union also promise head injury-focused pitch-side doctors with the support of video replays to assess each injury.

# head-games - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The42 Marshall 'pretty good' after head knock as Anscombe hails 'General' Jackson Head Games This post contains videos

Marshall 'pretty good' after head knock as Anscombe hails 'General' Jackson

Here are the highlights and reaction from Ulster’s big win over the Dragons last night.

# head-games - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From The42 Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions - Dr. Michael O'Brien Precautions

Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions - Dr. Michael O'Brien

The head injury specialist feels training time would be far better spent working on skills.

# head-games - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The42 Instinctive Luke Marshall doing his talking on the pitch Head Games

Instinctive Luke Marshall doing his talking on the pitch

2013 has been a year of highs blows for the Ulster centre.

# head-games - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The42 'Tradition is a terrible reason to give people avoidable brain damage' - Chris Nowinski Head Games

'Tradition is a terrible reason to give people avoidable brain damage' - Chris Nowinski

The former WWE star and concussion campaigner spoke at the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland conference in Dublin today.

# head-games - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From The42 O'Driscoll: Pro rugby players are guinea pigs for concussion study Head Games

O'Driscoll: Pro rugby players are guinea pigs for concussion study

It’s a job that has to be done, says the former Ireland captain.

# head-games - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From The42 Chris Nowinski: We need to make contact sport safer, especially for kids Head Games

Chris Nowinski: We need to make contact sport safer, especially for kids

The head games author on the future of contact sports and what we can do to help.

# head-games - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From The42 'He could have been dead 10 minutes later' - Chris Nowinski on BOD blow against France Head Games

'He could have been dead 10 minutes later' - Chris Nowinski on BOD blow against France

The former WWE Star turned head trauma awareness campaigner called the decision ‘scary’.

# head-games - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From The42 Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games Reel Story This post contains videos

Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games

Former wrestler and football player Chris Nowinski looks at the issue of head injuries in sports.