Head injury effects ‘overblown’ by media

Dr Muratore said US media had sensationalised the relationship between chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the deaths of several gridiron and ice hockey players, despite little being known about the condition.

He said Australian football codes had developed strong guidelines around the treatment and management of head injuries, which reflected the seriousness of the issue.

“[The Australian media] are extrapolating from US sports which are completely different,” he said. “Parents have to take these... with a grain of