Jamie Cudmore: Concussion and the cost of winning

Jamie Cudmore: Concussion and the cost of winning
Jamie Cudmore in his playing days for Clermont in the French league Getty

Canadian Cudmore has set up a foundation to protect other rugby players from concussion

The photo on Jamie Cudmore’s WhatsApp is from last year’s World Cup. He’s decked out in his Canada gear, posing with his wife and two young children, as proud as punch pitchside. Underneath are the words Livin’ The Dream. Of course, with a dream comes the reality. In the run up to the tournament, Cudmore had twice been let play on by Clermont in both the semi-final and final of the Champions Cup, despite suffering concussions that led to the mildest symptom being vomiting in the dressing room.

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