Tag Archives: Concussion in sport

The Breakdown | Shane Williams: ‘Unlike in my day, player welfare is a clear priority’ | Sport

George North receives treatment on the touchline after suffering the sixth concussion of his career on Saturday

Shane Williams is one of thousands of former rugby players who can only wonder at the impact their playing days will have in later life. The former Wales and Lions wing does not know how many concussions he suffered during his playing career because there were no head injury assessments …

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Former England captain Dave Watson has neurodegenerative disease | Sport

The former England captain Dave Watson has a neurodegenerative disease that was “most likely” brought on by head injuries and repeated heading of the ball during his playing days, his wife has said in a statement released to the PA news agency. Penny Watson says that the 73-year-old’s consultant thinks …

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