The media spotlight continues to shine bright on what has long been a contentious issue, but, as some commentators have stated, are we really in the midst of a ‘crisis’?
“We're seeing that this is a global phenomenon now. Issues that started in North America around American football are now being picked up in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and increasingly across Europe as well…even cheerleading and sports that you wouldn’t normally associate with head injuries are beginning to be drawn into this concussion crisis,” Dominic explained.
“The reason why fundamentally it's a crisis is because it seems almost impossible to resolve all of these different factors. Medicine, ethics, public health, and sociology all have a part to play in understanding the problems. But it looks like any resolution to this is a long way away.”
During the episode other concussion topics are touched upon including whether females are more susceptible, the latest regulations in the NFL, the potential development of dementia, and if the recent ban on children under the age of 12 heading footballs should have been implemented.