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#head games

# head-games - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'Your health is more important than a game of football at the end of the day' - forced to retire at 20

Roscommon U20 star Conor Shanagher has had to call it a day after six concussions.

# head-games - Monday 23 April, 2018

England's Dylan Hartley set for extended break from rugby due to concussion

‘It has been recommended that I take a break and while I find that decision hard to accept, it’s important I listen to that advice.’

# head-games - Thursday 19 April, 2018

NFL player who retired at 24 over concussion concerns says it's easy to cheat test

Chris Borland said players could manipulate the baseline test.

# head-games - Friday 13 April, 2018

NFL great Favre fears he suffered 'thousands' of concussions

The 48-year-old retired in 2010 and has revealed the struggle with possible long-term effects.

# head-games - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

'The concussion hit me for six really' - Ireland's Egan happy to be back after fears

The Brentford skipper sustained two concussions in quick succession this season.

# head-games - Sunday 4 February, 2018

France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris

Six Nations organisers have released a statement.

# head-games - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'I’ve been stuck with this stigma of concussion and it's frustrating because it's not true'

Johnny Sexton has spoken about his irritation and anger at being so closely linked with the head injury despite suffering ‘two or three ever’ in his career.

# 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.

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