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Shock at death of school player, aged only 18

Shock at death of school player, aged only 18

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Several parents and coaches of Pretoria high school rugby players have reacted with shock to the death of Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz pupil Tommie Watson, 18, but say the sport is dangerous only if rules are ignored.

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You’ve probably never heard of post concussion syndrome

You’ve probably never heard of post concussion syndrome

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Neither had Harry Carson or Pat LaFontaine or dozens of other former pro athletes. Then the symptoms started..

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What is a concussion?

What is a concussion?

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

A concussion is an injury to the head caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head. It is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces.

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Footy bumps a depression risk

Footy bumps a depression risk

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

BUMPS to the head on the football field can lead to lasting brain damage, according to a landmark international study that found just three concussions triples the risk of developing depression.

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N.F.L. Culture Makes Issue of Head Injuries Even Murkier

N.F.L. Culture Makes Issue of Head Injuries Even Murkier

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Diagnosing a concussion is difficult. But it may be harder to determine just who is at fault for the long-term effects of concussions among N.F.L. players.

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Saving the game – What’s being done to make rugby fields safer?

Saving the game – What’s being done to make rugby fields safer?

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

The 2006 domestic rugby season saw 18 players sustain head and neck injuries which resulted in paraplegia and/or death. This number included 11 schoolboys (between the ages of 16 and 18), six club and two professional players. Alarmingly, three of the 18 died as a result of their injuries.

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Players Dealing With Not-So-Glamorous Health Issues

Players Dealing With Not-So-Glamorous Health Issues

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Bob Brudzinski turned 52 on Jan. 1, and he considers himself lucky for a man who played 13 seasons as a linebacker with the Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins . Sometimes, his memory fails him. But he sees former teammates the same age in far worse shape.

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Parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise

Parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

As children gear up for holiday fun — from cycling, soccer and dancing to horse-riding and water sports — parents should watch out for concussion after blows to the head, specialists advise.

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In High School Football, an Injury No One Sees

In High School Football, an Injury No One Sees

Written by on May 14, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

To Kelby Jasmon, there was only one answer. The question: If he received yet another concussion this football season, while playing offensive and defensive line for his high school in Springfield, Ill., would he tell a coach or trainer

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