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.
We have not forgotten about Aussie Rules Football, merely watching and compiling from afar. There have been some very good contests the past 4 weeks, since our last update, but with that has come a slight increase in concussions. If you have been following the updates for the Footy Concussions you will know that I have tried to reach out to; The AFL, some of the teams, various media in Australia and even the medical community of Australia. All of those requests have gone unresponded to giving me pause about what actually the culture is like regarding concussions Down Under.
Currently we have found 30 concussions listed for Australia’s most popular sport, and that makes the rate of concussions 2 per round. Below is the actual compiled list; Continue reading