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Right, rugby (and other contact sport) friends, gather round and let me try to share with you some slides & ideas I presented at the @NFLResearch Conference on Collision sport in London last week. This set was on nudging safer behavior, it’s a thread. But it’ll have pictures…1/
2/ First, a philosophical issue that *SHOULD* influence actions (subtly). Change is hard. It’s resisted. That’s as true in the #NFL as it is in #rugby, and in any other sport. These quotes are basically interchangeable - players, coaches, media etc - push back against change.
3/ However, we also can’t allow the tail to wag the dog - if risk is too high, change IS necessary. But how much? The key question, for me, is how you achieve “change without change?”, as this slide asks? Change X but not Y (the sport) (too much). That’s key to getting buy-in.
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1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
3/when asked about the players who died “I would respectfully suggest that, as tragic and as unfortunate as it is, there isn’t even enough circumstantial evidence to draw any conclusions.” Asked whether he had ever spoken to family members of these players washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
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Study on soccer. It shows that females who close their eyes during a header & are not seeing a hit coming may be at greater risk for #concussion So if you don’t see the hit, are not prepared for it, you may be at greater risk for being injured #TBI #nhl
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I am implementing Vision Training into @TPDHockey I train 1300 kids every week. They will all be getting a baseline test & vision training twice a week to better expand their peripheral vision to better prepare them for hits they wouldn’t see coming prior to this type of training
The anecdotes I will be posting the next couple hours/days are from @clarkjf
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This is, for many reasons, a fascinating story. It’s the trigger for discussions ranging from medical/duty of care failure to legal/policy issues. According to US doctors, #Karius is #concussed in this incident, shortly before the 1st of his huge errors. Brief thoughts follow...
First, a too-common reaction is “What a lame excuse, he’s clearly not concussed”, because it doesn’t look like they expect it to. And, hey, you all know I value sound skepticism! But the thing about concussion is that only about 50% of them show present with any of these signs:
So…that leaves about 50% that DON'T obviously look like concussion - no loss of consciousness, no ataxia, no dizziness, no confusion etc. Heck, some only present as symptomatic after matches are completed! So dismissing it based on what you saw on video, probably not ideal
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1/ If u have played the game the way I have, this clip is not that difficult to break down. Notice Wilson’s right skate before or at the initial point of contact. It is leaving the ice intentionally, which means he thrusts his body into an upward direction, which is towards the
2/ head of Reese. If we look at the left skate during the point of contact, Wilson is rising up onto his toe, as if he is trying to jump, hence the reason he ended up sitting on the dasher of his own bench after the hit. It is clear that Reese sees Wilson coming but that has very
3/ little to do with the fact that Wilson clearly makes contact with the head/jaw of Reese, in direct result of jumping and thrusting his body in an upward motion. Bc of this, we have a human being who may get the right diagnosis of a #concussion yet will he receive the treatment
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