Wang and colleagues studied 18 concussed
players and 19 non-concussed players.
Furthermore, 31% indicated that they had been concussed
on two or more occasions.
There is absolutely no point in sending a concussed
player back on to the pitch, because they are not going to contribute to the game.
"There's always doubt because you have to pass the CogSport test and you never truly know until you've done that, but I knew that I didn't get knocked out and concussed
as badly as I have done in the past.
David Splaine, who was mildly concussed
in a fall in a handicap hurdle on the same card, was stood down for six days in accordance with regular procedure.
"Nico is concussed
, it didn't look anything serious but we didn't want to take a risk."
This strategy, however, is often extended beyond the acute and sub-acute phases, such that concussed
athletes are essentially sequestered--with no texting, computer use, video games, school work exercise and sport activity--particularly if symptoms return or worsen.
JACQUELINE COWARD was said to be badly concussed
but stable after suffering a crashing fall in the back straight from the Donald McCain-trained favourite Ras Laffan in the opening Home-Tek Lady Riders' Selling Handicap Hurdle at Catterick yesterday.
That's not due to any fine warbling on their part, but because the judge is concussed
and confused after Ashley accidentally hits him with a curtain pole.
The requisite waiver form states, "I assume all risk of injury to my person and property that may be sustained in connection with any activity including the tournament or pickup games." No word on whether damaged limbs or concussed
craniums are considered the property of the Research Fund.
Skipper Phil Vickery is on course to make the opening game after being concussed
Sole believes the allegation could have been made to mask the fact that O'Gara was concussed
- which would dictate medically he could play no part in this weekend's crucial RBS Six Nations clash in Italy.