Tackling concussion head on

The repercussions that follow a bit of “biff” on the sports field can be serious and even life threatening.  If you’re heading to the AFL this weekend you’re bound to see a clash or two that will make the crowd cringe.

Let’s hope that it doesn’t involve recalled Adelaide Crows forward Kurt Tippett, who suffered three concussions in five weeks earlier this season.

3,000 people are hospitalized from sport concussions every year which has sparked the national theme of Mild Concussion for Brain Injury Awareness Week.

Angus Randall spoke to the Executive Officer for the Brain Injury Network of SA, Mariann McNamara, about the impacts of concussion in our most loved sports.

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Producer: Angus Randall

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