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#head games

# head-games - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

# head-games - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Alan Shearer slams football authorities over dementia fears from heading footballs

The former Newcastle star has looked at the effects of heading the ball in a new BBC documentary called ‘Dementia, Football and Me’.

# head-games - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Review finds Parra was correctly allowed to play on despite referee saying he was unconscious

An independent review says proper HIA protocols were followed.

# head-games - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Former Leinster flanker Ryan set for 12 weeks on the sidelines due to concussion

It comes after Leicester Tigers came under huge criticism for allowing Ryan to play on after sustaining a head knock last month.

# head-games - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'Football is not something people typically viewed as being a concussion sport'

Dr Colin Doherty on what Kevin Doyle’s retirement might mean for other footballers.

# head-games - Monday 4 September, 2017

Refs in Australia will give players suspected of having concussion blue cards this season

Refs will be able to send players to the line if they display certain symptoms.

# head-games - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Can saliva diagnose concussion? The English Premiership is taking part in a trial to find out

Payers with confirmed or suspected concussion will provide saliva samples immediately following the injury.

# head-games - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Hall of Famer says American football's effect on his brain left him feeling 'like a child'

Warren Sapp played 12 years in the NFL.

# head-games - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

We don't let our children smoke or drink so why do we deliberately expose them to potential brain damage?

Dr. Bennet Omalu wants to restrict the types of sport played by children.

# head-games - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

The doctor who inspired Will Smith's Concussion movie is coming to Ireland

Dr Bennet Omalu will speak at the Royal College of Surgeons in June.

# head-games - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# head-games - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Concussions still a 'fact-free zone' as leading researchers call for national guidelines

A major conference on concussive brain injuries will take place in Trinity College tomorrow.

# head-games - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I don't mind being sore from rugby when I grow up but it's different when you can't hold a conversation'

After nearly twelve months on the sidelines with concussion, Ben Marshall had to make the brave decision to cut his professional career short at the age of 26.

# head-games - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Bravo needs psychological help, says former Man City keeper

The Chile international was thought to be a good fit for Pep Guardiola’s philosophy, but things have gone from bad to worse for the keeper

# head-games - Friday 30 December, 2016

George North to start for Northampton on Sunday after recovering from head injury

He has been named in the Saints’ team for their New Year’s Day clash with Gloucester.

# head-games - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story Head Games This post contains videos

'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story

“It’s nice to say that we want to protect players but we’ve really got to put some action behind those words.”

I tried a headset that electrifies the brain to help athletes unlock new potential

Halo Sport claim to have a device that will help you get results in the gym.

# head-games - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

21-year-old quarterback says he's quitting football after the season: 'I need my brain'

An Indiana University quarterback has taken the decision to protect his future.

# head-games - Friday 18 November, 2016

NFL player carted off the field in tears after suffering another apparent head injury

He’s suffered ‘repeated head trauma’.

# head-games - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

# head-games - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'The risk is outweighing the reward': 30-year-old lock Hargreaves retires due to concussion

His decision comes as a huge blow to Saracens.

# head-games - Friday 30 September, 2016

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

# head-games - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘It’s hard to focus your eyes. You don’t feel well’: Kevin Downes’ concussion story

Head injury ruled Limerick sharpshooter out of Munster decider, but now he’s targeting All-Ireland glory.

# head-games - Monday 1 February, 2016

'You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive': Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion

Mayo say there was no immediate apparent problem with their star back.

# head-games - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Mayo medics accept Lee Keegan 'should have been withdrawn' after heavy clash

The Mayo man’s big hit on Eoin Cadogan left both men unable to play on, but Keegan did.

# head-games - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'We've to create a culture where it's the norm to be honest about concussion' -- Kevin McLaughlin

The flanker’s career was ended by collisions not involving his head after he covered up the problem for almost a year.

# head-games - Friday 6 November, 2015

The final trailer for Will Smith's new movie paints the NFL in a really bad light

Peter Landesman’s ‘Concussion’ is released next month.

# head-games - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'The way the media cover it you'd think everyone was going to get concussed every game'

The IRFU’s Head of Medical Services is not happy with some coverage of concussion.

# head-games - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin

The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.

# head-games - Friday 18 September, 2015

Research finds 96% of dead NFL players have brain disease at centre of concussion crisis

87 of 91 players tested positive for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

# head-games - Thursday 10 September, 2015

An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'

Adrian Coxson has decided to call it a day before even playing a single snap.

# head-games - Friday 28 August, 2015

'One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North's career'

Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.

# head-games - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

# head-games - Thursday 21 May, 2015

George North's 'nightmare situation' continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

# head-games - Thursday 9 April, 2015

'I remember everything now': Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow

The winger is following his return to play protocols this week after colliding with Kyle Eastmond’s shoulder.

# head-games - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood

Former WWE star and concussion campaigner Chris Nowinski says he expects more young players to retire.

# head-games - Sunday 4 January, 2015

'We don't want to meet our players in 20 years time and find them suffering from dementia'

Premiership rugby side Saracens have launched a ground-breaking concussion programme.

# head-games - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

NFL player says he'd rather 'die 10 years earlier' than not play American football

Chris Conte has suffered three concussions this season.

# head-games - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Concussion not a concern for Sexton with ever-increasing knowledge protecting players

The out-half insists his head injury is not overly serious, but is pleased that he has more information than ever to review the issue.

# head-games - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Could a device the size of a euro coin radically improve concussion identification?

That’s what New Zealand based CSX hope for.

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