Tag Archives: Injury

‘The spinal injury staff helped me see that my life was just beginning’

Steven Simmons is a Munster rugby fan. Having played the sport for years, he would have loved to represent his team, but a shoulder injury prevented him from realising his dream. Despite this, he continued to play both rugby and football, and coached young people in his community – until a devastating accident last August… Read More »

Returning to Sports After a Head Injury

Sports participation is the second most common cause of head injury, behind motor vehicle accidents, among 15- to 24-year-old. The World Head Injury Awareness Day falls on March 20th every year to investigate the number of people who suffer from a mild bump on their head to severe brain injury. The purpose of this day… Read More »

Congress urges Pentagon to take brain injury seriously as Trump downplays the damage

A bipartisan group of members of Congress pressured the Department of Defense to take traumatic brain injuries in the military seriously just days after President Trump appeared to downplay ones suffered by service members in an attack launched by Iran. “Given the potential for serious long-term effects of TBIs, DoD must continue to take steps… Read More »