#4. Brain Injury Fallout Expected
Rugby urgently needs to understand the long-term repercussions of brain trauma, which is why the publication of three new rugby concussion reports this week should be welcomed by the sport.
The following groups released the findings of their investigations
- The Drake Foundation have warned that 23% of elite rugby players have brain structure abnormalities due to head impacts
- The UK’s Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) has called for urgent government action addressing head injuries across a range of sports
- The RFU, PRL & RPA have announced a head impact management plan
These are the main findings of the new rugby concussion reports, and we’d expect significant change in 2022.