oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Concussion in rugby an update

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The decision to return a rugby player to the playing field after concussion has traditionally been controversial and indeed challenging for the team physician. However, recent advances at the First International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Vienna 2001 and the release of the South African Rugby Guidelines on the Management of Concussion 2002, have resulted in a comprehensive systematic approach to concussion being developed that would benefit the rugby player and assist with management decisions.

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