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# head-games - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

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 59,623 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.

# head-games - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'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 8,597 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.

# head-games - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'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.

# head-games - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'
# Long Read
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# Long Read

Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'

Dec 29th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,839 Views 8 Comments

Clare captain Laurie Ryan and former Galway star Cormac Bane share their scary experiences with concussion.

# head-games - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

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.

# head-games - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'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 24,392 Views 6 Comments

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

# head-games - Monday 10 June, 2019

Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat

Jun 10th 2019, 5:59 PM 5,112 Views 0 Comments

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

# head-games - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience
# Head Games
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# Head Games

'I was standing up at the altar, getting held up': Fainga’a shares frightening concussion experience

Feb 6th 2019, 11:44 AM 7,768 Views 1 Comment

The Australian international has announced his retirement at the age of 32.

# head-games - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Worrying news as Halfpenny set to miss start of Six Nations with concussion
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

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

Jan 8th 2019, 3:51 PM 6,524 Views 13 Comments

The fullback hasn’t played since November.

# head-games - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20
# Concussion
From The42
# 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 45,885 Views 2 Comments

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

# head-games - Monday 23 April, 2018

England's Dylan Hartley set for extended break from rugby due to concussion
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

England's Dylan Hartley set for extended break from rugby due to concussion

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:26 PM 6,715 Views 16 Comments

‘It has been recommended that I take a break and while I find that decision hard to accept, it’s important I listen to that advice.’

# head-games - Thursday 19 April, 2018

NFL player who retired at 24 over concussion concerns says it's easy to cheat test
# Head Games
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# Head Games

NFL player who retired at 24 over concussion concerns says it's easy to cheat test

Apr 19th 2018, 4:58 PM 4,659 Views 1 Comment

Chris Borland said players could manipulate the baseline test.

# head-games - Friday 13 April, 2018

NFL great Favre fears he suffered 'thousands' of concussions
# Head Games
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# Head Games

NFL great Favre fears he suffered 'thousands' of concussions

Apr 13th 2018, 12:18 AM 7,095 Views 5 Comments

The 48-year-old retired in 2010 and has revealed the struggle with possible long-term effects.

# head-games - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

Feb 14th 2018, 10:16 PM 13,224 Views 29 Comments

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears
# On The Double
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# On The Double

'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears

Feb 14th 2018, 2:44 PM 3,609 Views 2 Comments

The Brentford skipper sustained two concussions in quick succession this season.

# head-games - Sunday 4 February, 2018

France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris
# Head Games
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# Head Games

France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris

Feb 4th 2018, 1:00 PM 20,489 Views 33 Comments

Six Nations organisers have released a statement.

# head-games - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'
# Head Games
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# Head Games

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'

Jan 10th 2018, 8:00 AM 27,335 Views 39 Comments

Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.

# head-games - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

Nov 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,212 Views 8 Comments

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

# head-games - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Alan Shearer slams football authorities over dementia fears from heading footballs
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Alan Shearer slams football authorities over dementia fears from heading footballs

Nov 8th 2017, 8:27 AM 7,760 Views 7 Comments

The former Newcastle star has looked at the effects of heading the ball in a new BBC documentary called ‘Dementia, Football and Me’.

# head-games - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious
# Cleared
From The42
# Cleared

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious

Oct 24th 2017, 3:24 PM 5,229 Views 8 Comments

An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.

# head-games - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Former Leinster flanker Ryan set for 12 weeks on the sidelines due to concussion
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Former Leinster flanker Ryan set for 12 weeks on the sidelines due to concussion

Oct 10th 2017, 3:29 PM 7,568 Views 6 Comments

It comes after Leicester Tigers came under huge criticism for allowing Ryan to play on after sustaining a head knock last month.

# head-games - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'Football is not something people typically viewed as being a concussion sport'
# Head Games
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# Head Games

'Football is not something people typically viewed as being a concussion sport'

Sep 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,146 Views 12 Comments

Dr Colin Doherty on what Kevin Doyle’s retirement might mean for other footballers.

# head-games - Monday 4 September, 2017

Refs in Australia will give players suspected of having concussion blue cards this season
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Refs in Australia will give players suspected of having concussion blue cards this season

Sep 4th 2017, 6:36 PM 5,058 Views 3 Comments

Refs will be able to send players to the line if they display certain symptoms.

# head-games - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Can saliva diagnose concussion? The English Premiership is taking part in a trial to find out
# Spitting Damage
From The42
# Spitting Damage

Can saliva diagnose concussion? The English Premiership is taking part in a trial to find out

Aug 30th 2017, 11:31 AM 3,299 Views 1 Comment

Payers with confirmed or suspected concussion will provide saliva samples immediately following the injury.

# head-games - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Hall of Famer says American football's effect on his brain left him feeling 'like a child'
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Hall of Famer says American football's effect on his brain left him feeling 'like a child'

Jun 22nd 2017, 11:13 AM 5,428 Views 6 Comments

Warren Sapp played 12 years in the NFL.

# head-games - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?
# Head Games
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# Head Games

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?

Jun 6th 2017, 4:10 PM 21,141 Views 27 Comments

Dr. Bennet Omalu wants to restrict the types of sport played by children.

# head-games - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland
# Head Games
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# Head Games

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland

May 17th 2017, 1:11 PM 9,042 Views 5 Comments

Dr Bennet Omalu will speak at the Royal College of Surgeons in June.

# head-games - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Mar 23rd 2017, 8:38 AM 6,251 Views 11 Comments

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# head-games - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 7,501 Views 3 Comments

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

# head-games - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'
# Marshall Law
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# Marshall Law

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'

Feb 5th 2017, 8:00 PM 45,290 Views 5 Comments

After nearly twelve months on the sidelines with concussion, Ben Marshall had to make the brave decision to cut his professional career short at the age of 26.

# head-games - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Bravo needs psychological help, says former Man City keeper
# Head Games
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# Head Games

Bravo needs psychological help, says former Man City keeper

Jan 19th 2017, 9:08 AM 6,601 Views 2 Comments

The Chile international was thought to be a good fit for Pep Guardiola’s philosophy, but things have gone from bad to worse for the keeper

# head-games - Friday 30 December, 2016

George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury
# Head Games
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# Head Games

George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury

Dec 30th 2016, 2:35 PM 3,452 Views 2 Comments

He has been named in the Saints’ team for their New Year’s Day clash with Gloucester.

# head-games - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story
# Head Games
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# Head Games

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story

Dec 29th 2016, 11:44 AM 8,307 Views 14 Comments

“It’s nice to say that we want to protect players but we’ve really got to put some action behind those words.”

I tried a headset that electrifies the brain to help athletes unlock new potential
# Head Games
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# Head Games

I tried a headset that electrifies the brain to help athletes unlock new potential

Dec 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 11,774 Views 4 Comments

Halo Sport claim to have a device that will help you get results in the gym.

# head-games - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

21-year-old quarterback says he's quitting football after the season: 'I need my brain'
# Head Games
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# Head Games

21-year-old quarterback says he's quitting football after the season: 'I need my brain'

Nov 29th 2016, 10:44 AM 10,005 Views 6 Comments

An Indiana University quarterback has taken the decision to protect his future.

# head-games - Friday 18 November, 2016

NFL player carted off the field in tears after suffering another apparent head injury
# Head Games
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# Head Games

NFL player carted off the field in tears after suffering another apparent head injury

Nov 18th 2016, 8:32 AM 9,477 Views 8 Comments

He’s suffered ‘repeated head trauma’.

# head-games - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion
# Penguin
From The42
# Penguin

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Oct 12th 2016, 8:57 PM 3,236 Views 7 Comments

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

# head-games - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'The risk is outweighing the reward': 30-year-old lock Hargreaves retires due to concussion
# Head Games
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# Head Games

'The risk is outweighing the reward': 30-year-old lock Hargreaves retires due to concussion

Oct 5th 2016, 10:42 AM 6,564 Views 5 Comments

His decision comes as a huge blow to Saracens.

# head-games - Friday 30 September, 2016

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion
# Using The Head
From The42
# Using The Head

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

Sep 30th 2016, 3:46 PM 3,366 Views 1 Comment

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

# head-games - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 4th 2016, 7:15 AM 4,462 Views 2 Comments

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

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