Brawns & Brains – managing concussions in football
Posted on: Tue 23 Mar 2021
The footy season is back, and with it are widespread concerns over the long-lasting impact of concussions suffered by its elite players.
This comes after researchers have found multiple former professional AFL players have developed severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease associated with trauma sustained by concussions.
Dr Annette Greenhow, assistant professor with the faculty of law at Bond University, joins Tom Mann to discuss why the management of concussions should be improved for all levels of AFL players, particularly children.
Produced by Sezen Bakan
Image source: Wikimedia Commons / AFL Bond University Bullsharks