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Concussions in rugby union (rugby) impact not only player welfare but parental and players’ decisions around participation, a concern for rugby administrators around the world.1 2 To ensure player welfare, World Rugby has developed concussion management recommendations (http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/concussion)3; however, the practical application and enforcement of these recommendations presents a challenge.4 5 To address this challenge, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) as part of a National Concussion Initiative (infographic 1) developed a concussion management pathway (CMP) that considers the various stakeholders involved in the management of concussion as well as ways to support improved concussion management at the …
Contributors DS, JR and KVDV made substantial contributions to the concept and design of the infographic. All the authors were involved in revising and critical analysis of the infographic. DS, AC and JS made substantial contributions to the initial draft of the supporting text. All the authors were involved in revising and critical analysis of the supporting text.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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