Concussion: playing on

I’ve recently been involved with some research work around concussion in rugby union and the ‘Ryan Crotty’ story has kept surfacing during discussions, with different views coming from different groups of people. For international readers, or those not enamoured of rugby, Ryan Crotty is a 29-year-old veteran player for the Read more…

Sports concussions (2)

Risks & management “…it’s just over 2 years now and I’m still feeling the effects of it. Lot[s] of headaches, [a] lot of fatigue – really sensitive to bright light. [My] memory is just absolutely shot to pieces…”Retired professional rugby international RETIRED RUGBY PLAYER Interview with P Handcock, 2011 The Read more…

Sport concussion (1)

“I need my brain. It’s where I keep all my best stuff.” Jenny Lawson, (Furiously Happy, 2015, p.88) Concussion has been thrust squarely into the public spotlight due to the media’s obsession with a suggested link between concussion and premature neurodegenerative conditions and a compromised quality of life. These days, Read more…