World Rugby’s cynical deflection over brain injuries an insult to players

Author: Michael Aylwin

What you need to know:

  • Governing body’s posturing is extraordinarily insensitive.

So it’s not the brain injuries after all. Those rugby players diagnosed with dementia in their early 40s, steadily growing in number, must be comforted to learn that the repetitive brain trauma they suffered in their playing careers is but one of 12 modifiable risk factors that might have contributed to their conditions.

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