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The most common rugby injury
Post date: 6 Oct 2015

So here it is, my final blog on common rugby injuries the most common injury is a concussion. Concussion

What is it?
Concussion is the sudden but short-lived loss of mental function that occurs after a blow or other injury to the head. It is the most common but least serious type of brain injury.

Why does it occur?
As with the haematoma, rugby is a contact sport and therefore blows to the head can occur.

What can be done to prevent it?
Some research has found that head gear can help protect against concussion and that head protection should be made mandatory in the game of rugby. However, it is currently the player’s choice whether they want to wear them.

The RFU (Rugby Football Union) have started a campaign called "don’t be a HEADCASE” to help with the management of concussions at grass root level.

Remember the word ‘HEADCASE’ –
  • Headache
  • Emotional
  • Appearance
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Agitated
  • Seizure
  • Eyes and Eyes
If you note any of the above you should seek medical advice immediately, be substituted and not declared fit to play until assessed by a medical professional.
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