Footy Concussion Report Round 2

The Concussion Blog has decided to take up another project, 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.

After the second round there has been a noticeable interest in the concussion issue, from the media/broadcasters, to the print journalists, to even the players.  The stigma has reared its ugly head in a national broadcast, as Jack Riewoldt was very upset after being subbed out.  A day later Riewoldt conceded that the decision to remove him was the correct move.  Also in footy news; Daniel Bell opened up about his battle with symptoms related to post concussion syndrome and Daniel Gilmore is set to bring a negligence case against his former club and the AFL.

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Jack Riewoldt, Richmond Tigers

Jack Riewoldt was the most recent concussion issue in footy.  As Friday Night football (AFL Style) happened tonight–yesterday in Melbourne.  Riewoldt was extremely woozy upon leaving the field, and after the evaluation and an actual time period of about 20 minutes he was not allowed to return, and he was not happy about it.  We must give credit to the medico’s (as the call them down under) for this decision.

In this recap you can see the Riewoldt injury again at mark 0:46, Continue reading