Concussion in Professional Sport

The Australian Football League: In the News
14 West Coast players take out trauma insurance to tackle concussion threat

West Coast have become the first club to proactively tackle the threat of concussion and its
legal and financial implications by recommending their players take out personal trauma

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AFL great Gary Ablett Sr reveals shock health diagnosis

AFL great Gary Ablett Sr has revealed he is suffering from brain damage as a result of multiple concussions suffered during his illustrious career.

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AFL urged to call time on Paddy McCartin’s career after distressing concussion injury at the SCG

A ferocious debate has started over the playing future of Paddy McCartin after the Sydney defender suffered yet another concussion injury during the team’s clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday night.

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Brad Sheppard embraces 'Broome time' as his AFL career is cut short by concussions

After concussions ended his run in the AFL, Brad Sheppard moved to the Kimberley for a new career and lifestyle.

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AFL concussion class action kicks off as league announces $25 million study of long-term health impacts

Former Geelong star Max Rooke will be lead plaintiff in a landmark lawsuit against the AFL, brought by players who claim to have been permanently damaged by concussions and other head knocks.

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'More will come forward': AFL concussion claims to rise

The lawyer representing Western Bulldogs premiership player Liam Picken in his concussion civil suit believes increased focus on concussion means more former players will consider legal action if their livelihoods had been impacted by head knocks.

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