Category: Concussion

How do I know it is a concussion?

We’ve prepared a concise infographic of a BokSmart review that appears in this month’s South African Journal of Sports Medicine entitled “On-field identification and management of concussion in amateur rugby union“.

This is critical information for all coaches, parents and players!

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As always your comments are welcome!

Another reason not to hide your concussion

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Recent research has indicated that athletes who delayed the reporting of their concussion had longer recovery times in comparison to athletes who reported their injury immediately. Hopefully, this evidence will further encourage players to report concussions.

The study, performed by Breton Asken and colleagues and published in the Journal of Athletic Training, examined National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 athletes in the US.

A more comprehensive summary and a link to the full article is available on the Sports Medicine Research website.

Have you had experience with players delaying the reporting of concussion?

2015 in review for RugbyScientists.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Thanks for all the follows/comments/referrals and all the best for 2016!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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