Saturday August 15, 2020

Crunch time for concussion

The IRFU will be closely watching negligence proceedings over a concussive injury in a British court

11th September, 2016
Jonathan Sexton of Ireland (bottom) receives a head injury against Wales in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium last February Pic: Sportsfile

Concussion in contact sports, in particular rugby union, has become an increasingly constant feature of medical debate over the last 15 years.

However, the issue recently came into sharp focus again when a former professional rugby player issued negligence proceedings in a Manchester court over a concussive injury.

It is reported that the player is alleging the club and members of its medical staff failed to appropriately treat two head injuries he sustained while on the...

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