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4. Recognition


It is not possible to prevent all concussions. It is therefore imperative that all those involved in rugby ensure that when concussions do occur they are recognised and managed correctly.

It is important to realise that a player does not need to be knocked out (lose consciousness) to have had a concussion. Players might experience a number of problems after a blow to the head, or you might notice certain things that arouse your suspicion.

If a player is suspected of having concussion after a blow to the head, they must be removed from play immediately.

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