Neuroimaging of sport concussion: persistent alterations in brain structure and function at medical clearance
This study presents the first evidence of altered brain structure and function at the time of medical clearance to return-to-play (RTP), with greater changes in brain function for athletes with a longer recovery time.
With the evidence mounting that concussion is linked to long term brain injuries, contact sports right around the world are on watch. However, the AFL's expert concussion group has consistently attacked the growing evidence, accusing scientists of dodgy research and fear mongering. Wendy Carlisle investigates.