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What did I do?
The aim of my PhD (figure 1) was to investigate the injury epidemiology and risk factors for injury in professional Rugby Union. I wanted to provide evidence-based guidance to medical practitioners and coaches on concussion management and training periodisation.
Why did I do it?
Concussive injury is a common occurrence in collision sports, but the evidence base for informing the content and the duration of current graduated return to play guidelines was limited.1 In addition, it had been suggested that premature return to play from concussion could possibly increase the risk of adverse long-term neurological consequences.2
We know that an injury is likely to impact on an individual’s ability to train and compete. Higher injury burden has also been associated with poorer team success in professional football codes.3 4 A player or team’s training load has been shown to be an …
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