The Concussion Blog is now tracking the concussions of another collision sport, one with very good media coverage, albeit not in North America. Aussie Rules Football and its professional league AFL have had an issue with concussion in the past and as we have seen on videos here, they can be scary. With the help of Herald Sun we will be compiling the concussions on a weekly basis.
Only three weeks in and the information about concussions is very limited. Perhaps this sport does not lend itself to as many concussions as we previously thought? (pure sarcasm) I can tell you that the media does not seem as interested in finding the story, as compared to their North American counterparts. They will however cover the stories of concussions as they come up or are blatantly obvious.
From abroad, with limited contacts, no resources in Australia and a time change that makes my head spin we do feel that The Concussion Blog is covering every single REPORTED concussion in the AFL. What we cannot do; Continue reading