Return to play after concussion

Recently I had to explain to a player why they couldn’t return to play immediately after a concussion and trying to explain the Return to Play Protocols.

Unfortunately the player wants to get back on the pitch immediately and doesn’t understand the implications. After much explanation the player has relented and will seek medical advice.

Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the short and long term health and welfare of players, and especially young players.

If you have a player with concussion follow your competition protocols. I have attached here England Rugby’s guidelines.

Return to Play after Concussion