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tv   Sports Life - Why football has to take head injuries seriously  Deutsche Welle  January 16, 2022 2:15pm-2:31pm CET

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oh oh wow. one of the most pressing issues facing football is the head injuries may be viewed simply as part and parcel of the game. but perceptions are changing. research has long been telling us about the dangers of head injuries in football, particularly the link with neurological illnesses. the response from the sports governing bodies however, has so far a neglige thing. what they're basically saying is break, say as risk of dementia, and as long as the others, i have can change whether i'm going to be put in high 50. when you watch somebody that you love fade away, the effect on our lives is immeasurable. so let's take a look at the research and examine exactly what football needs to change. the 2020 euros france against germany. benjamin paval lives motionless after
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contesting a corner. the doctor conduct a quick assessment. the defender continues playing, but after the match, paval confirms most viewers initial fees. i took a hell of a shock. i was a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds. you a for said the concussion protocol had been appropriately followed by the france medical team. brain charity, headway, sort otherwise. it's very, very hard to understand how that was indeed to be a suspected concussion taken after when the plan says he lost consciousness. i think it just exemplifies exactly how far behind football is dealing with this issue of concussion posture. as christoph baumgartener and de dillo of portugal were also involved in controversial incidence. back of the 2014 world cup crystal chroma, infamously, off the referee to confirm, he was playing in the final up to being knocked out chrome. i kept playing for 30
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minutes and later said he couldn't remember the match at all. and who could forget blaze my 280 at the 2018 woke up trying to drink from his water bottle. these incidents are just a few of many examples. lessons have clearly no pain, lot that needs to be greater scrutiny. we speak greater accountability and the need to share as of the medical teams, the funding for what i found just like you 8th, a thief, a. so has a concussion protocol which states that a proper full assessment takes at least 10 minutes. but it's an immediate on field assessment, which determines whether a player is, can cost or not. any suspicion of concussion should result in the players removal from the field. it's not just concussions which are under the microscope. however, research also suggest that heading the football can be justice dangerous. the 1st, let's take a look at the science. so what
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actually happens during a concussion? we spoke to one of the leading experts in the field, dr. willie stewart from the university of glasgow. the brain is a soft jelly really floating suspended. i'm sorry, just go on the scope. but richard folks give us fantastic protection. so you can knock yourself and have a sofa jelly. but if you sit in the head really quickly published a blow to the hey, is this go ahead and move quickly for the brain. just move slightly slower and just slight difference in the way to create stretch for sheer on the brain substance that causes the damage. this is where the t o chronic traumatic ends to fill up. if he comes in. the progressive brain condition was 1st recognized in boxes that has now been associated with nfl rugby as well as for bulk. mm. dr.
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willie stewart leads the landmark field study, which is financed by the english football association and the professional football association. what we find is that overall footballers where by 3 times more likely to die of a dimension figure times higher risk of dimension or death of dimension. it range from a fivefold increase in best with disease. for for increasing decimals, i received a doubling of risk averse with arkansas disease. so we know the dangers that how do you identify a concussion? only 10 percent of concussed athletes actually get knocked out. sometimes players don't even realize at 1st, such as o'neil, belinda, keeper, andreas luther, when he suffered a nasty double, had knock in january 2021 of the fatherhood as a sherman mathematica. both of us. okay. as by the spin con, most,
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i was honored some the odds by me of our and i just read often walter bishop remarked those which really, christine, thankfully looted decided to take himself off the pitch. but that isn't always the case. if those can be difficult to identify and they can occur hours or even days after the fact and throughout all sport is often seen as tough or admirable. to play through that pain barrier. lou to admit that male football is, are often under pressure due to the ideals of masculinity. they are, they will be shown to us and to my similar exertion, i'm responsible, garbage proposed ma, hunger scope for let's women household mit. thus phillips does invest in food for policy income. when for lost of an effect, our problem can be done with the slim of i took it, the long term consequences take time to materialize. the players are of course, also at risk in the short term. for example, what could happen if a football
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a stays on the pitch after a concussion? a further head blow could cause uncontrolled swelling of the brain, which is known as 2nd impact syndrome was fantastic later, but unfortunate loss sawyer, that there was, she just ignored her. because they uncontrolled spelling of the brain can lead to death. fray hold away was forced to retire after suffering 3 concussions within 18 months. one of which was particularly scary for the former crystal palace captain. i passed all the protocols, take every single box to be able to go back out onto the pitch and play but the fact that then within 5 minutes of that i then had 2 seizures on the side of the pitch. i think for me is quite worrying because had gone back out and then took another not to had what could have happened. the dangers of head trauma are clear and the likelihood of suffering a head injury during a football match is quite high. research is also increasingly linking heading the
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football with neuro degenerative diseases. most headers of course, don't connect with balls traveling that fast, and more research is definitely necessary. but player can make about 20 head is per game that could mean as many as $10000.00 headers during a career. so say, you know, we're kind of starting to go in the law, but i thought of going to gloves and such might have had you had a few times, you say a no saw right. but if i the cfo, and i say po was in head tennis, but he had a problem. so could football ever actually considered? did she had incompletely or is a simply to central to the game? with an awesome 2021, brian charity had changed, organized the match at spending more town in the northeast of england to find out who in the 1st half heading was restricted to just the penalty box. and in the 2nd,
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it wasn't allowed at all. petro is a topic close to the heart of head for change, chairwoman, dr. judith gates. her husband bill gates is next pro and suffers from dementia. when you watch somebody that you love fade away by degrees, when you watch the light go out in their eyes, when you see bewilderment where previously with confidence, the effect on our lives is immeasurable. dr. gates is not cooling for an outright band, but she does want to educate players and put more pressure on governing bodies to take up the file. you only have one brain, and if that is damaged and 30 years later you see the signs of that. there's no going back. many former england internationals have also passed away off the suffering from dementia, including re wilson jack charlan and most recently knobby stalls. and that has certainly weighed heavily on the next generation. roughly 15 to 20 percent of goals
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in europe, top 5 lakes are infect scored by headers. any restriction would be a major role change to when should health trump tradition? well that's on fif of the world's governing body to decide what football is to ask is not the question is having necessarily to renew for more. i think another way that any other question is, is dementia a necessary ris, provoking what the patient say reach that as risk? his lover? let's be honest. a ban on heading isn't happening any time soon. but football as hell does have to start coming 1st. ah. as mentioned, fee for anyway for both have concussion protocols, but as we've also seen, they aren't really being administered correctly. think that takes its responsibility in relation to concussion very seriously. protecting the health of players is a top priority. english football is leading away in terms of research and funding.
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they introduce concussion substitutions as part of a trial set up by the international football association board. while other top legs rejected the chance, the premier league says medics have as much time as required to make an on field assessment. but not every one is convinced by permanent substitutions. oh, timidly. while the concept is that if you do permanent substance, no risk of that pain coming back on after that say assessment around it is that the medic on the pay still have 2 minutes or 3 minutes to assess whether they are should potentially can customer. so ultimately bring more pressure, no less on the medical team's anonymity. absolutely nothing is going to change. instead, there is a coal for temporary substitutions which already exists in other sports. here the player is immediately substituted and taken off the pitch, then they have to undertake a longer assessment before they include. if they pass the test, they can return to play positions, the administrators, the doctors,
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and up and many national associations would wish to go down the line of high temperature supposition. and logan affects them. but it's not within their give. so in the global game that his own to the pressures that come from. so while football is dragging his feet other sports in the world, a miles ahead, when it comes to dealing with concussion, the nfl and world rugby, uh, just 2 organizations which had been forced to tweak rules and introduce stringent protocols in the wake of high profile court cases, football could and should be next. i dread to think what's going to cause not whether it's going to be a tragedy or whether it's going to be legal action. if nothing changes, nothing happens not being, pray, watched, and to secure themselves the lawyers for their to, for to usually ultimately the buck stops with favor. so how exactly are they going to react faith or is looking at research into all areas of brain
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health fe for believes that further research is needed to establish a formal link between heading and brain injuries. it's clear football has to face reality sooner or later. one can only hope it's not too late. ah, ah, no, those are important for some just pure energy and emotion. he has his finger on the world, paul, me to the artist, choreographer. hope that you don't. i'm the chef in the kitchen on 21. on d w, the links is back, but does it have a future?
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