World Cup player in concussion campaign

A top flight sportsman has lent his support to a national newspaper campaign to raise awareness about concussion in sport.

The former England rugby captain, who earned the dubious nickname Mad Dog over his 16-year career, has spoken out to the Mail on Sunday about the countless concussions he received on the pitch. “When I was playing if someone got knocked out it was always a laughing matter,” the World Cup winning flanker told the paper. “Guys would get asked if they knew what they were doing on the pitch or where they were. Now if players really understand the risks, they will take it more seriously.” The Mail on Sunday is calling for rugby’s ruling bodies to fund medical research and to make players more aware of the risks they face. Read more at The Daily Mail.
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