Journal article

The Neurological Consequences of Engaging in Australian Collision Sports

Georgia F Symons, Meaghan Clough, Joanne Fielding, William T O'Brien, Claire E Shepherd, David K Wright, Sandy R Shultz

Journal of Neurotrauma | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Collision sports are an integral part of Australian culture. The most common collision sports in Australia are Australian rules football, rugby union, and rugby league. Each of these sports often results in participants sustaining mild brain traumas, such as concussive and subconcussive injuries. However, the majority of previous studies and reviews pertaining to the neurological implications of sustaining mild brain traumas, while engaging in collision sports, have focused on those popular in North America and Europe. As part of this 2020 International Neurotrauma Symposium special issue, which highlights Australian neurotrauma research, this article will therefore review the burden of mild..

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