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Concussions in England's professional rugby union are the mo (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 15:54
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Re: Concussions in England's professional rugby union are the mo
pa8 (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 16:36
Concussion is a serious problem and whilst it seems to be treated properly now, for a while it was virtually ignored. Having checked with some of my old teammates we’re all of the opinion that in the 70’s and 80’s if you were diagnosed as being concussed three times you were advised to pack it in altogether. Then came professional Rugby and suddenly concussions didn’t seem to admitted.
Mind you ‘blank look, slow to get up off of the ground, unsteady on their feet, grabbing their head, confused in where they are or what they are doing’ probably describes every prop I ever played with.

Re: Concussions in England's professional rugby union are the mo
aidanb (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 19:11
I worry about the years I played Rugby and recognise all of Jose descriptions on a regular basis.

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