Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Concussion Awareness and Management

Concussion is quite rightly a huge focus within rugby as it can have some serious consequences that are not always immediately apparent and we at Millwall are keen to promote awareness for player safety.

Its worth reminding ourselves about it and especially to be aware that repeated "small" incidents, which in themselves can be dangerous, can also lead to problems later.


While for most the symptoms usually last for a few days, they may last for a few weeks or in a small number of cases longer; when it may be called Post-concussion Syndrome. Research suggests that most adults recover fully by about 7 – 10 days after the initial injury.

Remember the 4 Rs

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms (PDF 859KB)
  • Remove the player from play (PDF 859KB)
  • Recover fully before returning to sport (PDF 859KB)
  • Return only after following a Graduated Return to Play (1.6MB)

Tim McDonagh
First Aid Officer

Millwall Rugby Club
75 Manchester Road - London - E14 3DN

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