[quote]Miss Parker wrote:
Yikes, 4 times is a LOT, especially if they’re bad enough that you can’t remember. I know you don’t wear helmets in rugby, but I wonder if there’s some kind of special head protection available that would be allowable on the pitch? I used to date a rugby player & remember a few guys here & there would wear various protective things on their heads - though that may have been more to protect from cauliflower ear.
Concussions have been in the news a great deal around here lately, because American footballers suffer them frequently due to a particular type of tackling that’s used, and also because of soldiers returning with head injuries from the Middle East. Try nfl.com or lonesurvivorfoundation.org. The Lone Survivor Foundation serves soldiers, but I bet they’d point you in the right direction.
Here’s a link to a radio show’s list of concussion reports:
You should definitely be wearing a mouthpiece & biting down hard on it during play.
If you get concussed, you should absolutely be done for the day. Not a toe on the pitch afterward.
Wow- Thanks for such an in depth answer!
I will definitely check out all of those links now.
I am aware that when I am running I usually do with my mouth open lol like a dog! I know this from photos and people have said, I don’t conciously do that.