Doctor calls for changes in training intensity after NRL player’s death

Dr Simon Quilty also says clinicians and first responders aren't 'adequately trained' in recognising role of heat on illness: inquest
Australian Associated Press
Dr Simon Quilty.

Sporting codes should enforce a standard two-week acclimatisation period when players return to training after an up-and-coming NRL player’s pre-season death, a doctor has told an inquest.

Specialist acute care physician Dr Simon Quilty said it was well-known there was a high risk of exertional heat stroke and heat illness in the first five days after players restarted training.