In 1823, William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball in his arms and ran with it. And for the next 156 years forwards have been trying to work out why. - Tasker Watkins VC, LJ.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

GAA Concussion Update

I wrote a while back about a GAA player who was in a coma in the US from an off-the-ball blow to the head.

Thankfully, from reports in the press, he appears to be on the road to recovery and is, at least, out of the coma.

However, it's worth noting that despite that, there were columns in the same paper demanding hurlers remove their helmets to be more visible, and never mind that oul' concussion nonsense.

It looks like getting people to take head injuries, and the liability for affording decent treatment for them, is going to be a long road.

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