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# Concussion

Last month
May 2023
# Interview
How one football game in 1989 changed Phil Quinlan’s life forever
‘And a Bang on the Ear’ tells the inspirational story about a sports-mad 15-year-old’s attempts to overcome a devastating injury.
This year
2023
# Concussion
'It's like getting up in the morning and your cell phone is on 30%'
Former All Black Carl Hayman talks about living with early-onset dementia.
# Concussion
World Rugby recommends trial of ‘belly tackle’ height in community game
The game’s governing body wants to reduce the threat of concussion.
# Concussion
Should amateur Irish rugby lower the legal tackle height like in England?
The IRFU says it still has to decide whether to opt-in on World Rugby’s global trial.
# IRFU
Former Ireland prop Tony Buckley set to sue IRFU and Munster Rugby
It’s believed the intended action relates to concussion injuries Buckley suffered during his career.
# head games
Three or more concussions linked to worsened brain function in later life
The data comes from a new UK-based study.
# doubt
Potential blow for England after Jamie George suffers suspected concussion
Steve Borthwick’s side face Scotland on 4 February.
Last year
2022
# Progress
New baseline concussion testing programme launched for GAA inter-county players
Players who use this service will also be covered for concussion physician specialist treatment.
# Review
'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'
Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan wants to see TMO involvement limited to try-scoring decisions.
# Concussion
White to serve 12-day stand down after being allowed to play on against Ireland
The Wallabies scrum-half appeared to stumble twice but passed an off-field HIA.
# Leinster
'It has progressed a lot' - Head injury research eases Doris' concussion fears
The Leinster backrow took time out from rugby after seeing a brain specialist in 2021 following a series of head injuries.
# NFL
New NFL concussion rule hits Dolphins in loss to Jets
Elsewhere Philadelphia edged host Arizona 20-17 to remain the NFL’s only unbeaten club.
# Concussion
Bayern's Davies hospitalised after getting kicked in the face
Dortmund captain Jude Bellingham accidentally connected with his foot on the Canadian’s cheekbone.
# HIA
What happened to Johnny Sexton and how can he play this weekend?
The Ireland captain was forced off against New Zealand last weekend but is available for the second Test.
# Stand down
England flanker Tom Curry returns home from Australia series due to concussion
The Sale player suffered the injury in England’s series opener defeat to Australia.
# Return to Play
World Rugby extends concussion stand-down period
The new measures will be in place for Ireland’s summer tour to New Zealand.
# Concussion
Shane O'Donnell: 'I had accepted I wasn't ever going to hurl again. I was at peace with it'
The Clare star has enjoyed a fine run of form in a new role this season after enduring an extremely difficult 2021.
# Concussion
James Ryan deemed fit again but rested for Leinster's trip to South Africa
The Ireland second row will train in Dublin after recovering from a head injury.
# head injury
Ryan back training but Leinster 'not going to rush' his recovery from concussion
However, Johnny Sexton is set for his return for the province this weekend.
# Relief
All Blacks star Barrett cleared of concussion after latest head knock
Barrett suffered a concussion during the All-Blacks’ match against Ireland last November in an incident that he thought could end his career.
# Concussion
URC apologise to Cardiff player for 'inappropriate' TikTok post following concussion
Aled Summerhill suffered a head injury against the Emirates Lions.
# Concussion
Ryan's latest head injury the big concern as Ireland consider changes to XV
The second row has been sidelined by blows to the head on several occasions recently.
# Concussion
'No win, save, tackle, shot or goal is worth damaging a brain for. We all only get one brain'
In a conversation with Donegal’s Kate Keaney, ex-Cavan goalkeeper, Alan O’Mara, detailed the trauma involved when a player suffers concussion.
# misfortune
Edinburgh centre Taylor retires at 25
He has not played for the Scottish club this season due to concussion.
All time
# head in the game
Saliva test to diagnose concussion set to be trialled in Premier League
A joint action plan on brain health has been published by English football’s governing bodies.
# head guard
'This is part of the solution along with better tackle technique and education'
Over 120 professional rugby players are now using the N-Pro head guard.
# Head Injuries
Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.
# Leading The Way
Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research
The former England international is one of a number of ex-sportsmen who are suffering from the disease.
# Brain Injury
Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby
The measure comes as World Rugby announces its six-point plan to further player welfare.
# Concussion
Lions replace Watson with Tipuric in starting line-up for Japan clash
The Scottish openside flanker is ruled out after sustaining a head injury in training on Tuesday.
# head injury
Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.
# scrum study
New study shows saliva test 94% accurate in diagnosing concussion in elite rugby players
Dr Valentina Di Pietro says the test could be used in addition with rugby’s current HIA protocols.
# Return to Play
Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert
Professor Willie Stewart also says that there is a lack of research in head impacts in women’s sport.
# good news
Concussion subs to be trialled in League of Ireland this season
The FAI explained the process in a statement this evening.
# head injury
Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.
# Johnny Sexton
'Honestly, I thought it stank on so many grounds. I will leave it at that'
Ireland coach Andy Farrell delivered an angry response to the French neurologist who publicly spoke about Johnny Sexton’s concussion history this week.
# Concussion
'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns
The Ireland captain says he has full confidence in the return to play protocols.
# Rugby
Sexton 'shocked and saddened' by French doctor's 'totally inappropriate' concussion 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.
# protocols
France's Marchand says 'nobody else is in Sexton's shoes' after head injury
The Ireland captain was forced off injured against Wales last weekend.
# Concussion
Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.