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Rugby players warned of lasting brain injury risk

Rugby players warned of lasting brain injury risk

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Concussion Articles

From the New Scientist Magazine – Neurologists have long suspected that CTE could also be a problem in rugby union because of its emphasis on high-speed “hits”. Concussion is the fourth most common injury in the professional game. New Scientist understands that another deceased player’s brain has recently been found to have CTE in the UK.

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Comment on concussions in FIFA World Cup

Comment on concussions in FIFA World Cup

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Concussion Articles

Germany’s Christoph Kramer lies on the pitch as teammate Thomas Mueller assists him, during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina. Photo / AP. World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol..

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Interview with World Rugby Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Raftery

Interview with World Rugby Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Raftery

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Concussion Articles

Dr Martin Raftery is currently the Chief Medical Officer for World Rugby Board having been appointed in August 2011. Prior to this appointment he was Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Rugby Union from 2004-2011. Dr Raftery currently provides injury prevention consultancy advice to teams within Rugby Union, Rugby League and Australian Football.

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Translating Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Sports-Related Concussion Into Practice

Translating Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Sports-Related Concussion Into Practice

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Concussion Articles

This article provides a brief overview of the current sport injury prevention implementation literature before focusing specifically on the translation of guidelines (including consensus and position statements) developed to assist physicians and others diagnose and manage athletes with sport-related concussion and the associated return-to-play decisions.

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Concussions and heading in soccer

Concussions and heading in soccer

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Concussion Articles

Soccer is currently the most popular and fastest-growing sport worldwide. Similar to many sports, soccer carries an inherent risk of injury, including concussion. Soccer is also
unique in the use of ‘heading’.

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Is rugby linked to motor neuron disease?

Is rugby linked to motor neuron disease?

Written by on January 6, 2015 in Concussion Articles

Many have questioned whether there is a link between rugby-linked head injuries and Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in light of cases including Joost van der Westhuizen, Tinus Linee, John Mudgeway, Ryan Walker and Jarrod Cunningham, all professional rugby players that have all suffered from the disease.

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Sport en Harsingskudding

Sport en Harsingskudding

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Concussion Articles

Neem jou kind aan kontaksport deel, is harsingskudding maar altyd in ’n mens se agterkop. Maar latere probleme kan voorkom word. Rooi Rose Magazine, June 2014, Page 84.

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Dr Jon Patricios on News24

Dr Jon Patricios on News24

Written by on February 17, 2014 in Concussion Articles

Read all articles relating to Dr Jon Patricios on News24.com

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Dr Jon Patricios named on World Rugby panel

Dr Jon Patricios named on World Rugby panel

Written by on February 17, 2014 in Concussion Articles

SA Rugby Union medical consultant Jon Patricios has been appointed to an expert World Ruby concussion advisory panel.

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NFL-Goodell reassures players after Johnson blames concussions

NFL-Goodell reassures players after Johnson blames concussions

Written by on August 12, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

The NFL’s stance on the health of players was under the spotlight on Friday after linebacker Ted Johnson, who helped the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles, said that a series of concussions had impaired him.

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