WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens inside the brain during a concussion

first_imgWednesday Dec 16, 2020 WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens inside the brain during a concussion Following the much-publicised pending legal action by a group of former Test rugby players for damages suffered, including early-onset dementia, here is a closer look at what actually happens to the brain when someone gets concussed. ADVERTISEMENTThis snippet from the Rugbypass documentary KNOCKED gives us a quick insight into how severe the consequences of a head knock are, as a group of doctors sat down to explain exactly what happens to the brain when a concussion occurs.As explained, it all depends on which part of the brain gets affected. It could lead to a player being knocked out cold, losing balance or losing memory. Therein lies the challenge when detecting and analysing a concussion.Former England hooker Steve Thompson has now famously claimed that he doesn’t remember winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He and others are taking on World Rugby, the RFU and WRU respectively in legal proceedings that could change the face of the sport.One of the challenges is knowing when the players are back to normal and can play again, and this is where there is much debate.“We’re not good at saying when the concussion is over and when the player is really back to normal. That’s very, very difficult to ascertain,” says Professor Michael Farrell.Doctor Simon Kemp, RFU medical services director, says that concussion is a different injury to all other injuries because the long term consequences are still unclear.ADVERTISEMENT“All of us are our brains and therefore any injury that potentially might adversely affect the brain needs to be seen and treated differently.”Watch the fascinating, full documentary below:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 26 WEEKS AGO Scarlets lock gets away with late illegal… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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