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Category: Concussion in sport

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Damning DCMS report on head injuries in sport seen as ‘turning point’

Calls for ‘urgent action by government’ to address failuresFA and PFA strongly criticised over concussion risk in footballCampaign groups have welcomed the publication of a damning new parliamentary report into the management of brain injuries in sport…

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Damning DCMS report on head injuries in sport seen as ‘turning point’

Calls for ‘urgent action by government’ to address failuresFA and PFA strongly criticised over concussion risk in footballCampaign groups have welcomed the publication of a damning new parliamentary report into the management of brain injuries in sport…

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The Breakdown | Luke Cowan-Dickie knockout invites fresh questions on concussion rules

Lions insist protocols were scrupulously followed after prop’s injury but can we be sure they are safe enough?It is less than a fortnight since this correspondent asked the Lions and England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie if charging head first into human br…

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Pavard and Danilo incidents at Euro 2020 highlight concussion failings

Uefa claimed it would apply a new focus on concussion at the tournament but its approach has been met with criticismEuro 2020’s concussion controversy started with Benjamin Pavard. The France full-back said he had been “a little knocked out” after a co…

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Red erring: players the losers in rugby’s card-happy campaign for a safer game | Michael Aylwin

Much-vaunted policy of sending players off for head contact has resulted in plenty of bans but little meaningful change This weekend Sam Skinner should be lacing his boots to play for Exeter in a Premiership final. But in the last round of the regular …

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Red erring: players the losers in rugby’s card-happy campaign for a safer game | Michael Aylwin

Much-vaunted policy of sending players off for head contact has resulted in plenty of bans but little meaningful change This weekend Sam Skinner should be lacing his boots to play for Exeter in a Premiership final. But in the last round of the regular …

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‘Sickening’: handling of Pavard’s head blow criticised by brain injury charity

• France defender played on after being ‘knocked out’• Euro 2020 teams signed up to new concussion protocolThe decision to allow France’s Benjamin Pavard to play on against Germany after he was knocked out in a collision was “sickening”, according to a…

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‘I’m a lighter me’: Can Mike Tyson and psychedelics help boxers with brain trauma?

The former heavyweight champion says psychedelics would have helped him with his mental health during his career. Some scientists and companies agreeThe peyote cactus is central to many of the rituals of the indigenous Huichol tribe of Mexico. The brig…

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‘Boxing is a mess’: the darkness and damage of brain trauma in the ring

Boxing must address the damage done in the ring and a new book by Tris Dixon lays out what’s left after the final bell ringsThe writer, the fighter, the doctor and the widow all look down into the darkness and damage of boxing. They understand the prev…

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‘Boxing is a mess’: the darkness and damage of brain trauma in the ring

Boxing must address the damage done in the ring and a new book by Tris Dixon lays out what’s left after the final bell ringsThe writer, the fighter, the doctor and the widow all look down into the darkness and damage of boxing. They understand the prev…

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‘Boxing is a mess’: the darkness and damage of brain trauma in the ring

Boxing must address the damage done in the ring and a new book by Tris Dixon lays out what’s left after the final bell ringsThe writer, the fighter, the doctor and the widow all look down into the darkness and damage of boxing. They understand the prev…

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister

Nigel Huddleston says sports must reduce risk of harmSports minister says football should invest more in researchThe rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, cu…

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Raúl Jiménez to return for Wolves next season after ‘remarkable recovery’

Striker suffered fractured skull against Arsenal in NovemberMexican will need to wear headguard for rest of his careerWolves striker Raúl Jiménez has been given the all-clear to continue preparing for a return to action next season. The 30-year-old Mex…

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NFL families seek to end ‘race-norming’ in $1bn concussion settlement

Lawyers have battled over ‘race-norming’ in NFL dementia testsNFL algorithm assumes lower cognitive skills for Black playersThousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversia…

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Fifa to bring in concussion spotters for Qatar World Cup

Spotters will be at a football World Cup for first timeFifa medical director: ‘It will make things a lot safer’Concussion spotters, whose job is to identify from the stands possible brain injuries, are to be introduced at the World Cup next year.Spotte…

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Closed shop? Sport needs more voices to reach real consensus on concussion | Andy Bull

Important decisions that set standard for diagnosis, treatment and return-to-play protocols are taken by a select groupLate in October 2016, Dr Richard Sylvester arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin for the first day of the fifth International C…

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Closed shop? Sport needs more voices to reach real consensus on concussion | Andy Bull

Important decisions that set standard for diagnosis, treatment and return-to-play protocols are taken by a select groupLate in October 2016, Dr Richard Sylvester arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin for the first day of the fifth International C…

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Closed shop? Sport needs more voices to reach real consensus on concussion | Andy Bull

Important decisions that set standard for diagnosis, treatment and return-to-play protocols are taken by a select groupLate in October 2016, Dr Richard Sylvester arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin for the first day of the fifth International C…

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Timana Tahu: ‘There’s no such thing as a safer tackle. All we can do is try to lower the risk’ | Emma Kemp

The dual-code rugby star suffered a serious concussion 20 years ago and is now at the forefront of research into tackling techniques It was in a City-Country rugby league game in 2001 that Timana Tahu had a light-bulb moment. Or perhaps, more accuratel…

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Calls for sport to ‘listen to science’ as AFL thanks Jacinda Barclay’s family for brain donation

Carlton great Ken Hunter wants more than ‘steps to pacify people’AFL acknowledges Barclay’s ‘invaluable’ donation for researchExplainer: what we know about concussion in Australian sportCarlton great and mental health advocate Ken Hunter says the damag…