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#Concussion

# 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?

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

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

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

# concussion - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies Head Injury

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Concussion symptoms three times higher in soccer players who head the ball Header

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

'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.”

# concussion - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

# concussion - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit Battleground

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

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

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

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

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

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

# concussion - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A simple blood test can diagnose concussions Head Injury

A simple blood test can diagnose concussions

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

# concussion - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions Prevention

This headband could help athletes avoid the worst damage from concussions

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

This piece of kit will monitor players suffering concussion

The gadget has been tested in Australia.

# concussion - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

NFL admit link between football and brain disease for the first time

Jeff Miller was speaking before a US congressional committee.

# concussion - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Doctors call for a ban on tackling in youth rugby Concussion

Doctors call for a ban on tackling in youth rugby

“The majority of all injuries occur during contact or collision, such as the tackle and the scrum,” the letter said.

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