Concussion in football: evidence of long-term harm grows

Players of Australia's three major football codes regularly sustain concussions, raising concerns about possible brain damage, cognitive impairment and mental health problems, the researchers say in an article published by the Medical Journal of Australia online.

Australian football codes and scientists must investigate the long-term impact of head injuries and concussions to ensure the safety and future welfare of players, particularly the young and vulnerable, the experts said.

Dr Frederic Gilbert (PhD) from the University of Tasmania, and Dr Bradley Partridge (PhD) from the  University of