Sports Injuries

Head injuries

Head injury from sport is serious and can cause disability, mental impairment and even death. Common injuries to the head that occur whilst playing sport include traumatic brain injury, concussion, skull fracture, hematoma and contusion. Learn more about treatment, prevention and recovery from head injuries sustained from sport.

Playing on with concussion doubles recovery time

A study involving athletes from several sports who had concussions during a game or practice found that those who continued to play took on average twice as long to recover than those who were immediately sidelined.

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Adrian Rotunno is a medical doctor in the Sports & Exercise Medicine fellowship at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, and qualified physiotherapist. Team physician for Dimension Data pro-cycling, and Boland Rugby. Special interests include endurance sport, in particular cycling, as well as contact sports.

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