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#Concussion

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
# Head Injury
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# Head Injury

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster

Apr 19th 2021, 2:29 PM 15,746 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.

New study shows saliva test 94% accurate in diagnosing concussion in elite rugby players
# Scrum Study
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# Scrum Study

New study shows saliva test 94% accurate in diagnosing concussion in elite rugby players

Mar 24th 2021, 12:50 PM 7,711 Views 7 Comments

Dr Valentina Di Pietro says the test could be used in addition with rugby’s current HIA protocols.

Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert
# Return To Play
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# Return To Play

Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert

Mar 9th 2021, 6:38 PM 2,593 Views 1 Comment

Professor Willie Stewart also says that there is a lack of research in head impacts in women’s sport.

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
# Good News
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# Good News

Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season

Feb 18th 2021, 10:51 PM 1,882 Views 0 Comments

The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
# Head Injury
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# Head Injury

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'

Feb 18th 2021, 2:24 PM 18,140 Views 9 Comments

However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.

'Honestly, I thought it stank on so many grounds. I will leave it at that'
# Johnny Sexton
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# Johnny Sexton

'Honestly, I thought it stank on so many grounds. I will leave it at that'

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 3:20 PM 40,588 Views 20 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell delivered an angry response to the French neurologist who publicly spoke about Johnny Sexton’s concussion history this week.

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns
# Concussion
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# Concussion

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 3:07 PM 19,072 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland captain says he has full confidence in the return to play protocols.

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments
# Rugby
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# Rugby

Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion comments

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 4:01 PM 59,632 Views 60 Comments

The neurologist who recommended Sexton be stood down from rugby in 2014 today said he regretted suggesting the out-half has suffered 30 concussions.

France's Marchand says 'nobody else is in Sexton's shoes' after head injury
# Protocols
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# Protocols

France's Marchand says 'nobody else is in Sexton's shoes' after head injury

Feb 9th 2021, 8:45 PM 19,582 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland captain was forced off injured against Wales last weekend.

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
# Concussion
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# Concussion

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,172 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

Concussion substitutes to be permitted in the Premier League from February
# Solution
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# Solution

Concussion substitutes to be permitted in the Premier League from February

Jan 29th 2021, 9:35 PM 1,732 Views 3 Comments

The new protocol will first come into force in the FA Cup from next month’s fifth round.

Premier League to introduce concussion substitutions as concerns mount
# Head First
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# Head First

Premier League to introduce concussion substitutions as concerns mount

Jan 20th 2021, 4:40 PM 2,153 Views 1 Comment

The move comes with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez still working his way back from a fractured skull.

6 more former players take action against rugby union in concussion lawsuit
# Development
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# Development

6 more former players take action against rugby union in concussion lawsuit

Dec 17th 2020, 5:24 PM 30,000 Views 0 Comments

Ex-internationals are amongst the number.

'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion
# Long Road Back
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# Long Road Back

'I should not have continued playing' - Vertonghen opens up on nine-month struggle post-concussion

Dec 15th 2020, 6:49 PM 8,602 Views 3 Comments

The former Tottenham defender has revealed long-lasting effects of a concussion sustained in the 2019 Champions League semi-final against Ajax.

'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'

Dec 10th 2020, 9:35 PM 50,924 Views 12 Comments

Bernard Jackman told The42 Rugby Weekly about his experiences with concussion.

Rugby players' union boss calls for urgent action to prevent head injuries
# Changes
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# Changes

Rugby players' union boss calls for urgent action to prevent head injuries

Dec 10th 2020, 2:32 PM 2,952 Views 0 Comments

Exeter boss Rob Baxter said it was ‘disingenuous’ for people not to recognise the steps rugby had taken to make the sport safer, meanwhile.

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind
# Brain Injury
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# Brain Injury

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,501 Views 28 Comments

The words of Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, and Michael Lipman have rocked the professional game.

Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action
# Brain Injury
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# Brain Injury

Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action

Dec 8th 2020, 5:47 PM 13,779 Views 14 Comments

Ex-England hooker Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable CTE.

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion
# Update
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# Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Aug 25th 2020, 12:53 PM 4,736 Views 2 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion needs to change'
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# Head In The Game

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion needs to change'

Mar 12th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,333 Views 4 Comments

‘I’d become wise how to beat the tests’ – responses to concussion researcher show more than protocols and workshops needed to change culture.

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion in GAA needs to change'
# Head In The Game
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# Head In The Game

Opinion: 'The culture of playing through pain and concussion in GAA needs to change'

Mar 12th 2020, 7:30 PM 2,645 Views 1 Comment

‘I’d become wise how to beat the tests’ – responses to concussion researcher show more than protocols and workshops needed to change culture.

Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France
# Cardiff Clash
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# Cardiff Clash

Biggar back from concussion as Wales make two changes for visit of France

Feb 20th 2020, 12:42 PM 5,754 Views 6 Comments

Ross Moriarty and Gareth Davies come into the starting XV for Wayne Pivac’s side.

'I'm thankful. People have gotten badly hurt and ended up with lifelong repercussions of concussion'
# HIA
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# HIA

'I'm thankful. People have gotten badly hurt and ended up with lifelong repercussions of concussion'

Feb 19th 2020, 6:45 AM 3,099 Views 0 Comments

Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney details her recent HIA return, reflects on the Six Nations so far and looks to England.

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion

Sep 29th 2019, 10:49 AM 9,836 Views 19 Comments

Jordi Murphy is due to join the squad in Kobe tomorrow and play on Thursday.

'I have woken up every morning with pressure in my head' - Scotland star retires due to concussion
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

'I have woken up every morning with pressure in my head' - Scotland star retires due to concussion

Sep 16th 2019, 11:14 AM 13,896 Views 3 Comments

David Denton was capped 42 times and coach Gregor Townsend said the national side would ‘miss him’.

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire

Sep 12th 2019, 2:44 PM 11,864 Views 1 Comment

Rob McCracken initially suggested he allowed his fighter to continue while concussed.

Australian batsman Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion
# Knockout Blow
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# Knockout Blow

Australian batsman Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion

Aug 20th 2019, 11:16 AM 2,882 Views 3 Comments

Smith has not been given the all-clear to play by Cricket Australia doctors after being hit on the head at Lord’s.

Steve Smith sits out Ashes Test final day after concussive bowl
# Head Knock
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# Head Knock

Steve Smith sits out Ashes Test final day after concussive bowl

Aug 18th 2019, 2:13 PM 4,265 Views 5 Comments

The Australian batsman took a sickening blow from a ball bowled by Jofra Archer.

'A disappointing day' - Concussion forces former Galway footballer to retire
# Bowing Out
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# Bowing Out

'A disappointing day' - Concussion forces former Galway footballer to retire

Jun 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,400 Views 6 Comments

Cormac Bane suffered two ‘serious and prolonged’ concussion injuries over the past two years.

Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat
# Concern
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# Concern

Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat

Jun 10th 2019, 5:59 PM 5,121 Views 0 Comments

‘Our experienced medical team will continue to assess and monitor Jarly Og,’ a statement reads.

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

Feb 12th 2019, 11:43 AM 4,666 Views 2 Comments

The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.

Ireland expect Johnny Sexton to 'bounce back quickly' after failing HIA
# Head Injury
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# Head Injury

Ireland expect Johnny Sexton to 'bounce back quickly' after failing HIA

Feb 9th 2019, 5:13 PM 12,611 Views 22 Comments

The experienced out-half was replaced by Joey Carbery in the first half of the win over Scotland.

Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist
# Concussion
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# Concussion

Clermont 'responsible' for Jamie Cudmore's concussion-related issues - neurologist

Jan 22nd 2019, 11:27 AM 10,164 Views 10 Comments

The retired Canadian international returned to play in the 2015 Heineken Champions Cup final despite suffering a head injury.

Worrying news as Halfpenny set to miss start of Six Nations with concussion
# Concern
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# Concern

Worrying news as Halfpenny set to miss start of Six Nations with concussion

Jan 8th 2019, 3:51 PM 6,525 Views 13 Comments

The fullback hasn’t played since November.

Halfpenny to see specialist as headaches persist after November concussion
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Halfpenny to see specialist as headaches persist after November concussion

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:42 PM 10,906 Views 6 Comments

The Wales fullback was due to return against Cardiff Blues, but is ‘still picking up the odd issue’.

Ryan McHugh: 'I took about eight weeks off, I had a slight bleed in my brain'
# Concussion
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# Concussion

Ryan McHugh: 'I took about eight weeks off, I had a slight bleed in my brain'

Dec 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 15,192 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal star has been out with two concussions in 2018.

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20
# Concussion
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# Concussion

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20

Nov 24th 2018, 9:15 PM 45,913 Views 2 Comments

Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns

Oct 16th 2018, 4:38 PM 12,528 Views 6 Comments

Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.

‘You’re going to need to call these line-outs because I can’t remember any of them’
# Concussion
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# Concussion

‘You’re going to need to call these line-outs because I can’t remember any of them’

Oct 5th 2018, 9:02 AM 28,102 Views 11 Comments

Iain Henderson suffered the first concussion of his career last weekend. Here he describes in detail how it unfolded from his perspective.

Donegal star ruled out of action for rest of 2018 after suffering concussion in club challenge game
# Knockout Blow
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# Knockout Blow

Donegal star ruled out of action for rest of 2018 after suffering concussion in club challenge game

Sep 26th 2018, 1:26 PM 7,550 Views 7 Comments

Ryan McHugh will miss the rest of Kilcar’s chaampionship campaign.

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