Freeclaim discuss the danger of concussion in sport

Concussion in sport has been a major area of discussion recently following the incident including the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during a Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Friday, February 07, 2014

We have a very clear recommendation for doctors if concussion occurs or even if there is a strong suspicion of concussion then the player should be taken out of the play

Concussion in sport has been a major area of discussion recently following the incident including the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during a Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham.

Hugo Lloris briefly lost consciousness after colliding with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.  He received lengthy medical attention before him and his manager decided that he was fit to continue playing.
 
The decision to allow the Tottenham goalkeeper to carry on has been widely condemned.  It is important to be aware that concussion is an evolving injury and it could lead to much more severe complications.  It is not possible to rule out concussion when an injury occurs as symptoms may be delayed and arise very quickly.  In light of the significance of the potential injury, players should be removed from the game to enable them to be adequately assessed by a medical professional.

Fifa’s chief medical officer, Professor Jin Duorak commented that “We have a very clear recommendation for doctors if concussion occurs or even if there is a strong suspicion of concussion then the player should be taken out of the play”.
 
There are significant pressures on players and managers alike to downplay symptoms of concussion to enable them to play.  However, it is not safe to continue and it is essential that players are properly assessed immediately.  Whilst this incident occurred during the course of a high profile football match, it is important to remember that the same precautions need to be taken across all fields of amateur sports.  Amateur referees, managers, players and parents need to be aware of the risks involved in continuing to play following a head injury.
 
The issue of concussion in sport has also been a major topic of discussion in America.  In August 2013, the NFL agreed a $765 million dollar settlement with 4,500 retired players with concussion-related brain injuries.  The player’s case was that the NFL had covered up the dangers of concussion and players continued to play following a head injury.
 
Freeclaim Solicitors have experience dealing with sport injury claims. It is a complex area of law, which requires in depth knowledge and experience. If you have been injured playing sports, they can help you claim compensation. They are members of The Headway Panel, showing their expertise in dealing with head injury claims. Call today on 0800 612 7340 to speak to a specialist solicitor, or visit their website for further information at http://www.freeclaim.co.uk  


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