Collision Sport

A sport in which the athletes purposely hit or collide with each other or inanimate objects, including the ground, with great force and have a higher risk of transmitting blood-borne infections
Actions Tackling, body checking, blocking
Examples American football, boxing, ice hockey. lacrosse, full contact martial arts (MMA, Taekwondo, puroresu, jujutsu, Muay Thai, judo, and full-contact styles of karate), rodeo, wrestling
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"The fact that we have now seen these changes in former rugby league players indicates that they, and likely other Australian collision sport players, are not immune to CTE," Buckland (https://actaneurocomms.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40478-019-0751-1) explained, adding the disease can 'only' be diagnosed confidently by examination of the brain after death.
The painful reality of the dangers of playing a collision sport were brought home this week as two-time British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton was forced to call it a day aged 29 while Northampton Saints announced a benefit match for Rob Horne, who suffered paralysis of his right arm following a collision last season, aged just 28.
"It's a collision sport and we have to make sure we don't pander to health and safety issues.
"They are picking up a rugby ball for the first time at 22-23, having just come from NFL, which is a collision sport, to rugby, which is a contact evasion sport, and the mindset is very different.
ANSWER Any adult is aware of the risks associated with playing a collision sport. Football is brutal, but this is an accepted reality.
"But we play a collision sport and everyone was ruled out, either with concussion or with knocks they've been carrying for a while."
Finally, collision sport athletes on average had perpetrated 4.22 (SD = 3.49) different hazing activities as veterans compared to non-collision sport athletes who had used 2.28 (SD = 2.53) activities.
This is a highintensity, collision sport played by athletes now.
In their letter to ministers they describe rugby as a "highimpact collision sport."
In last week's open letter from academics and health professionals, which was addressed to ministers, chief medical officers and children's commissioners, rugby is described as a "highimpact collision sport".
per In an open letter to ministers they say injuries from this "high-impact collision sport" can have lifelong consequences.

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