Boxing is a collision sport, which means that injury can be a result of the sport. Fortunately the rules and regulations and the safety code applied to both amateur and professional boxing decrease both the rate and severity of these injuries.
Since the development of computed axial tomography (C.T.) it is now possible to obtain an accurate assessment of the condition of the brain without utilizing invasive procedures. The only harm in C.T. scanning lies in the radiation dose, which is slightly more than that of a routine skull X-ray series. The amount of information gained by C.T. scanning however outweighs any other disadvantages.
The purpose of this paper is to suggest a fair and practical method through which control can be kept over the brain injuries a boxer will sustain during his boxing career in order to prevent or limit mental, intellectual and neurological disability.
Controversy and instant experts thrive on a common nutrient ï¿½ inadequate data. And if there is one fact emphasized by the fatal event of Chris Burger's death, it is that the data we have on South African rugby injuries in general, and on catastrophic neck injuries in particular, are shamefully meagre.