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'It’s hard to focus your eyes. You don’t feel well': Kevin Downes' concussion story
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'It’s hard to focus your eyes. You don’t feel well': Kevin Downes' concussion story

Feb 4th 2016, 7:15 AM 4,465 Views 2 Comments

Head injury ruled Limerick sharpshooter out of Munster decider, but now he’s targeting All-Ireland glory.

'You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive': Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion
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'You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive': Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion

Feb 1st 2016, 6:45 AM 6,173 Views 8 Comments

Mayo say there was no immediate apparent problem with their star back.

Mayo medics accept Lee Keegan 'should have been withdrawn' after heavy clash
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Mayo medics accept Lee Keegan 'should have been withdrawn' after heavy clash

Jan 31st 2016, 5:10 PM 28,841 Views 40 Comments

The Mayo man’s big hit on Eoin Cadogan left both men unable to play on, but Keegan did.

'We've to create a culture where it's the norm to be honest about concussion' -- Kevin McLaughlin
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'We've to create a culture where it's the norm to be honest about concussion' -- Kevin McLaughlin

Dec 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,349 Views 0 Comments

The flanker’s career was ended by collisions not involving his head after he covered up the problem for almost a year.

The final trailer for Will Smith's new movie paints the NFL in a really bad light
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The final trailer for Will Smith's new movie paints the NFL in a really bad light

Nov 6th 2015, 10:30 AM 8,706 Views 4 Comments

Peter Landesman’s ‘Concussion’ is released next month.

'The way the media cover it you'd think everyone was going to get concussed every game'
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'The way the media cover it you'd think everyone was going to get concussed every game'

Nov 3rd 2015, 5:11 PM 5,410 Views 5 Comments

The IRFU’s Head of Medical Services is not happy with some coverage of concussion.

Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin
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Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin

Sep 22nd 2015, 2:42 PM 9,494 Views 15 Comments

The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.

Research finds 96% of dead NFL players have brain disease at centre of concussion crisis
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Research finds 96% of dead NFL players have brain disease at centre of concussion crisis

Sep 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 6,458 Views 3 Comments

87 of 91 players tested positive for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'
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An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'

Sep 10th 2015, 8:47 AM 7,238 Views 2 Comments

Adrian Coxson has decided to call it a day before even playing a single snap.

'One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North's career'
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'One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North's career'

Aug 28th 2015, 8:47 PM 8,880 Views 10 Comments

Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study
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Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

Jul 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 5,886 Views 12 Comments

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

George North's 'nightmare situation' continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final
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George North's 'nightmare situation' continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

May 21st 2015, 1:00 PM 7,682 Views 6 Comments

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

'I remember everything now': Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow
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'I remember everything now': Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow

Apr 9th 2015, 8:31 AM 5,177 Views 1 Comment

The winger is following his return to play protocols this week after colliding with Kyle Eastmond’s shoulder.

Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood
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Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood

Mar 25th 2015, 5:00 PM 5,678 Views 6 Comments

Former WWE star and concussion campaigner Chris Nowinski says he expects more young players to retire.

'We don't want to meet our players in 20 years time and find them suffering from dementia'
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'We don't want to meet our players in 20 years time and find them suffering from dementia'

Jan 4th 2015, 12:30 PM 7,395 Views 15 Comments

Premiership rugby side Saracens have launched a ground-breaking concussion programme.

NFL player says he'd rather 'die 10 years earlier' than not play American football
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NFL player says he'd rather 'die 10 years earlier' than not play American football

Dec 17th 2014, 9:00 PM 3,505 Views 1 Comment

Chris Conte has suffered three concussions this season.

Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players
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Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players

Nov 25th 2014, 8:40 PM 5,278 Views 3 Comments

The out-half insists his head injury is not overly serious, but is pleased that he has more information than ever to review the issue.

Could a device the size of a euro coin radically improve concussion identification?
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Could a device the size of a euro coin radically improve concussion identification?

Nov 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,866 Views 1 Comment

That’s what New Zealand based CSX hope for.

New Premier League rules on concussion includes 'tunnel doctor' to assess TV replays
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New Premier League rules on concussion includes 'tunnel doctor' to assess TV replays

Aug 5th 2014, 3:14 PM 3,115 Views 2 Comments

The rules are similar to those employed by rugby, but the addition of video evidence will mean increased safety for players.

US college sport governing body agrees $75 million settlement in concussion suit
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US college sport governing body agrees $75 million settlement in concussion suit

Jul 29th 2014, 7:46 PM 2,140 Views 0 Comments

The NCAA will provide €52.1 million for concussion testing and to diagnose current and former athletes.

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?
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Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?

Jul 9th 2014, 10:02 PM 10,858 Views 18 Comments

The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.

Australian Rugby Union appoint dedicated concussion specialist
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# Brainwave

Australian Rugby Union appoint dedicated concussion specialist

Jun 10th 2014, 3:14 PM 3,068 Views 2 Comments

The Union also promise head injury-focused pitch-side doctors with the support of video replays to assess each injury.

Marshall 'pretty good' after head knock as Anscombe hails 'General' Jackson
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Marshall 'pretty good' after head knock as Anscombe hails 'General' Jackson

Mar 1st 2014, 10:45 AM 6,157 Views 18 Comments

Here are the highlights and reaction from Ulster’s big win over the Dragons last night.

Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions - Dr. Michael O'Brien
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Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions - Dr. Michael O'Brien

Jan 12th 2014, 7:00 PM 3,534 Views 0 Comments

The head injury specialist feels training time would be far better spent working on skills.

Instinctive Luke Marshall doing his talking on the pitch
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Instinctive Luke Marshall doing his talking on the pitch

Dec 28th 2013, 9:30 AM 1,695 Views 0 Comments

2013 has been a year of highs blows for the Ulster centre.

'Tradition is a terrible reason to give people avoidable brain damage' - Chris Nowinski
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'Tradition is a terrible reason to give people avoidable brain damage' - Chris Nowinski

Dec 13th 2013, 1:05 PM 15,947 Views 21 Comments

The former WWE star and concussion campaigner spoke at the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland conference in Dublin today.

O'Driscoll: Pro rugby players are guinea pigs for concussion study
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O'Driscoll: Pro rugby players are guinea pigs for concussion study

Sep 3rd 2013, 12:30 PM 5,054 Views 1 Comment

It’s a job that has to be done, says the former Ireland captain.

Chris Nowinski: We need to make contact sport safer, especially for kids
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Chris Nowinski: We need to make contact sport safer, especially for kids

Jun 9th 2013, 11:58 AM 7,006 Views 11 Comments

The head games author on the future of contact sports and what we can do to help.

'He could have been dead 10 minutes later' - Chris Nowinski on BOD blow against France
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'He could have been dead 10 minutes later' - Chris Nowinski on BOD blow against France

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 33,719 Views 13 Comments

The former WWE Star turned head trauma awareness campaigner called the decision ‘scary’.

Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games
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Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games

Feb 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 1,333 Views 0 Comments

Former wrestler and football player Chris Nowinski looks at the issue of head injuries in sports.