Concern over coaches' concussion beliefs

Footy-playing Australians are being put at risk of brain damage after concussion because amateur coaches are unsure when to stand them down, a study suggests.

The first survey of its kind has found worrying gaps in concussion knowledge in Australian community sport, particularly around the long-term health consequences and how to handle players who do get concussed.

One-fifth of coaches and trainers thought it was fine to send a player back onto the field if they