Rugby at a ‘fork in the road’ over how it deals with devastating effects of concussion

Rugby at a ‘fork in the road’ over how it deals with devastating effects of concussion

Could a legal action by former players finally force the sport of rugby to admit that it has a head injury problem?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
20th December, 2020

Would you do it all again? For most retired rugby players the answer would be an unhesitating yes: A chance to play, to win, to compete, to share once more in the camaraderie.

Not for Steve Thompson, the front-row forward who won a world cup with England, a European Cup with Northampton, and went on tour with the Lions.

Last week, Thompson revealed he was suffering from early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy, likely...

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