I don't know that that's strictly true. In Rugby for instance, there is a restriction at club level on any player who has had a concussion playing again for a fortnight. However at Elite Level this is waved because national teams have almost instant access to MRI scanners and the decision can be made at the diagnostic, rather than than the precautionary level.oldcrank said:If Tony Martin suffered a concussion as a result of the stage one stack, I don't think it is in his best interests to continue. Because of current medical beliefs most other sports have a protocol in place that would not allow such a quick return to competition after a concussion. I think cycling should move in that direction too. I wish all the best to Mr. Martin, but I fear that continuing in the Tour may have serious long term consequences on his health.
Played in at least 600 hockey games, no head injuries. One bike crash and knocked myself silly with a concussion.StyrbjornSterki said:Really? Cycling Is the Top Sport for Head Injuries
...According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, cycling accidents played a role in about 86,000 of the 447,000 sports-related head injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2009. Football accounted for 47,000 of those head injuries, and baseball played a role in 38,394.
Cycling was also the leading cause of sports-related head injuries in children under 14, causing 40,272 injuries, roughly double the number related to football (21,878)....
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