Concussions in sport in the news

By NZDF. Published on 21/5/2021

The concern over concussions and head injury in sport leading to increased dementia risk has spread to rugby, as a special New Zealand Herald feature explains.

The New Zealand Herald has a moving feature article on the apparent link between concussions in rugby and dementia

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There has been a flurry of publicity in the UK about the potential link between professional soccer and an increased risk of dementia due to brain trauma through heading the soccer ball. Five of the 11 members of the 1966 English team that won the World Cup developed dementia, raising the profile of the issue

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