TCB Recognized

Recently the site visits to The Concussion Blog have been up, mainly because of the Zurich conference, however we have noticed a decent trend of the blog becoming a landing spot for concussion information.  It is nice to be recognized and really is painful for me to post about such “accolades” but I do appreciate it.  Some people take time to review content and put this blog along side some other very good resources.

Yesterday (one of only two licensed online pharmacies) place TCB alongside some other very good websites, on their “24 World Class Sports Training and Sports Injury Resrouces.”

Yes, this does look like a small advertising ploy – so don’t go to the main website – but there are some terrific other websites on this list worth taking a look at.

Thanks to everyone who chooses to take time and visit here!


Dustin Fink

Footy Concussion Update: End of Regular Season

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 Sportal we will be compiling the concussions on a weekly basis.

As the regular season has come to an end – with my favorite team taking the top spot (Magpies) – we have finalized the concussion incidence from Down Under.

It should come as no surprise that concussions have been seemingly low for a sport with a ton of full speed collisions; a lot of them coming “unannounced” and unexpectedly, the most prevalent way of sustaining a concussive blow.  There were 374 games played in the season with only 46 found concussions (some of them were classified concussion via the Fink Rule). Continue reading