A Comparison of Dynamic Response and Brain Tissue Deformation for Ball Carriers and Defensive Tacklers in Professional Rugby Shoulder-to-Head Concussive Impacts

Bianca Brigitte Rock
The long-term consequences of repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), or concussions, as well as the immediate acute dangers of head collisions in sport have become of growing concern in the field of medicine, research and athletics. An estimated 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States annually, with the highest incidence having been documented in football, hockey, soccer, basketball and rugby (Harmon et al., 2013). The incidence of concussion in the National Rugby...
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