This is the second part of our in-depth series on concussion. You can sign up as a subscriber to receive full access to not just this series, but to all of our premium content. You can access part one here.
In part one we looked at the history of concussion and how it has been treated in the past.
As explained, head knocks, concussion and the effects are not new to researchers and scientists. It has been 100 years since “dementia pugilistica” was coined and over the years doctors from different sports have all raised their concerns about long term damage to the brain.
In rugby league it was raised by former Parramatta Eels doctor Dr Peter Manollaras during the 1980s.
In part two of this concussion series we will be looking at the modern fascination with CTE, its links to concussion and head knocks, as well as how it is being treated at the moment.
This starts with the research of Dr Bennet Omalu in 2005 and his research reports on two deceased former American football players, diagnosing them both with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Part three will look at the future of diagnostic tools and treatments for concussion as well as possible changes to the rules and structures of contact sports. Subscribe for $5/month to get access to the full series and all other content, while also receiving your first month FREE.