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#Concussion

# concussion - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From The42 Concussion no longer a badge of honour for rugby players Head On This post contains videos

Concussion no longer a badge of honour for rugby players

We spoke with four senior figures in the game about their experiences with concussion.

# concussion - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The42 ‘I would be happier if Brian stopped playing’ – Dr Barry O’Driscoll Concussion

‘I would be happier if Brian stopped playing’ – Dr Barry O’Driscoll

The Ireland rugby star’s uncle was speaking at the Brain Injury in Sport conference.

# concussion - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The42 'If a player gets three concussions in a season they should get expert neurology advice' Line Of Fire

'If a player gets three concussions in a season they should get expert neurology advice'

The IRFU launched new concussion guidelines for the amateur game but Dr Rod McLoughlin has strong views on the professional game.

# concussion - Monday 9 December, 2013

From The42 'We've already had a fatality' - IRFU launch new guide on concussion Head On

'We've already had a fatality' - IRFU launch new guide on concussion

Dr Rod McLoughlin believes there needs to be a culture change to remove inappropriate pressure on concussed players.

# concussion - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The42 Positive steps forward in rugby’s battle against concussion? PSCA

Positive steps forward in rugby’s battle against concussion?

The fact that Brian O’Driscoll didn’t reappear against the All Blacks suggests progress has been made.

# concussion - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From The42 'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion Player Welfare

'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion

The former Wallabies scrum-half says he believes the game has moved forward in protecting players.

# concussion - Monday 4 November, 2013

From The42 PFA demand that all concussed players be automatically substituted Heavy Blow

PFA demand that all concussed players be automatically substituted

The club’s medical staff could not convince their goalkeeper to come off after he was temporarily knocked out.

From The42 Spurs criticised for 'irresponsible' behaviour after Lloris injury Concussion

Spurs criticised for 'irresponsible' behaviour after Lloris injury

The French goalkeeper lost consciousness when his head connected with Romelu Lukaku’s knee.

# concussion - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 O'Carroll in contact with brain specialist after All-Ireland final concussion Seeking Help

O'Carroll in contact with brain specialist after All-Ireland final concussion

The Dublin defender was concussed during last month’s clash with Mayo.

From The42 Reebok develops futuristic 'smart cap' to protect athletes from brain damage Health

Reebok develops futuristic 'smart cap' to protect athletes from brain damage

The cap determines the severity of hits to the head.

# concussion - Thursday 17 October, 2013

From The42 Dublin to host 'Brain Injury and Sport' conference Concussion

Dublin to host 'Brain Injury and Sport' conference

The event will take place at the Aviva Stadium on December the 13th.

From The42 'Profound abnormalities' in American footballers' brains: study Concussion

'Profound abnormalities' in American footballers' brains: study

New research highlights brain areas that may have been affected by repeated, severe impacts.

# concussion - Friday 11 October, 2013

From The42 The most damning quotes from NFL concussion documentary 'League Of Denial' Concussion This post contains images

The most damning quotes from NFL concussion documentary 'League Of Denial'

Controversial documentary looks at the NFL’s handling of the sport’s concussion crisis.

# concussion - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From The42 'League of Denial': the long-awaited NFL concussion documentary set to air tonight Concussion

'League of Denial': the long-awaited NFL concussion documentary set to air tonight

Two-hour documentary looks at NFL’s handling of concussion crisis.

# concussion - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll and Peter O'Mahony major doubts for Heineken Cup openers Talismen

Brian O'Driscoll and Peter O'Mahony major doubts for Heineken Cup openers

Munster coach Rob Penney confirmed that his captain ‘certainly won’t be compromised’ if he fails to recover from a concussive blow.

# concussion - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From The42 'Concussion decision should have been taken out of Rory O'Carroll's hands' Dublin

'Concussion decision should have been taken out of Rory O'Carroll's hands'

Dubs boss Jim Gavin says they were not aware of the severity of defender’s head injury.

# concussion - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From The42 A sideline reporter got a serious concussion after being hit in the head with a football NFL
From The42 IRFU expresses condolences to family of boy, 14, after rugby death Concussive Blows

IRFU expresses condolences to family of boy, 14, after rugby death

Ben Robinson was ruled to have passed away from brain injuries caused by Second Impact Syndrome.

From The42 O'Driscoll: Pro rugby players are guinea pigs for concussion study Head Games

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

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

# concussion - Thursday 29 August, 2013

From The42 History made as NFL settles concussion lawsuit for $765m Breakthrough

History made as NFL settles concussion lawsuit for $765m

The settlement will be paid out through medical benefits and injury compensation to more than 4,500 players.

# concussion - Saturday 3 August, 2013

From The42 The hits are bigger than ever... but what is the GAA doing to manage concussion? Head Injuries

The hits are bigger than ever... but what is the GAA doing to manage concussion?

A spate of serious concussions this summer has turned the spotlight back on the GAA’s efforts to manage the problem.

# concussion - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From The42 Clare's Davy Fitz: 'When it involves head injuries, we just have to be so careful' Clare

Clare's Davy Fitz: 'When it involves head injuries, we just have to be so careful'

The Banner manager has called for an independent doctor to make judgements in suspected concussion cases in the GAA.

# concussion - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From The42 St Kilda player doesn't know where he is after this massive hit AFL This post contains videos

St Kilda player doesn't know where he is after this massive hit

This is what happens when a concussed player is asked to do a half time interview.

# concussion - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

From The42 Clare’s John Conlon: ‘I got a bang in the head and don’t remember the game’ Knocked Out

Clare’s John Conlon: ‘I got a bang in the head and don’t remember the game’

The Banner attacker on the severe concussion he incurred during last month’s Munster semi-final against Cork.

# concussion - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From The42 Leali’ifano cleared for Wallaby action as Beale takes up starting role Bouncing Back

Leali’ifano cleared for Wallaby action as Beale takes up starting role

Australia coach Robbie Deans has made two enforced changes as he chases the series in Melbourne.

# concussion - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The42 Clare attacker John Conlon released from hospital after suffering concussion Recovery

Clare attacker John Conlon released from hospital after suffering concussion

The Clonlara forward was forced off early on during yesterday’s Munster semi-final.

# concussion - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From The42 Chris Nowinski: We need to make contact sport safer, especially for kids Head Games

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

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

# concussion - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From The42 'He could have been dead 10 minutes later' - Chris Nowinski on BOD blow against France Head Games

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

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

# concussion - Sunday 26 May, 2013

From The42 'Ill-informed comments' on O'Driscoll, Marshall concussions: Eanna Falvey Heavy Blows

'Ill-informed comments' on O'Driscoll, Marshall concussions: Eanna Falvey

The Irish team doctor had his work cut out for him in this year’s Six Nations and will travel with the British & Irish Lions.

# concussion - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From The42 Sean O'Brien on wooden spoons, concussions and short man syndrome Interview

Sean O'Brien on wooden spoons, concussions and short man syndrome

“Obviously, with our genetics, we’re not a big race.” Has O’Brien looked in a mirror lately?

# concussion - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From The42 Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games Reel Story This post contains videos

Sports Film Of The Week: Head Games

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

# concussion - Monday 15 October, 2012

From The42 The Redzone: Teams not using their heads when it comes to concussions NFL

The Redzone: Teams not using their heads when it comes to concussions

The Washington Redskins may have won this weekend but the decision to start RGIII was incredibly short sighted, writes Steven O’Rourke.

# concussion - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From The42 Tom Brady's dad not sure if he'd let his son play football today Regret

Tom Brady's dad not sure if he'd let his son play football today

Tom Brady Sr. is now wary of the health consequences of playing professional football.

# concussion - Thursday 19 April, 2012

From The42 Canucks and Penguins win to stay alive in NHL playoffs Sid The Kid This post contains videos

Canucks and Penguins win to stay alive in NHL playoffs

Pittsburgh score eight unanswered goals to beat the Flyers after being on the brink of elimination last night.

# concussion - Saturday 24 December, 2011

From The42 21 ex-players to sue NFL over concussions Lawsuit

21 ex-players to sue NFL over concussions

Former pros including Patrick Surtain and Oronde Gadsden have accused the organisation of deliberately omitting or concealing evidence linking concussions and long-term neurological problems.

# concussion - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

From The42 This is how you announce your return from a 10-month injury lay-off Sid The Kid This post contains videos

This is how you announce your return from a 10-month injury lay-off

It took NHL superstar Sidney Crosby just over five minutes to find the net on his long-awaited comeback last night.

# concussion - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

From The42 Dave Duerson's suicide note: "Please, see that my brain is given to the NFL's brain bank" Tragedy

Dave Duerson's suicide note: "Please, see that my brain is given to the NFL's brain bank"

The effects of concussion are in sharp focus again this week after the death of former NLF star Dave Duerson.

# concussion - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

From The42 Former Viking Fred McNeill's heartbreaking concussion story NFL

Former Viking Fred McNeill's heartbreaking concussion story

The topic of hits to the head is in sharp focus this week. Read this account of one man’s life after a career in the NFL.

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