Tackling head injuries

After lying face down initially, the Gold Coast Titan player was eventually stretchered off the pitch.

Titans coach John Cartwright asserted immediately post-match that, in light of Harrison’s 250 games’ worth of experience, he expected his player to “be right” to play the following week.

Unsurprisingly, this reinvigorated public debate over the management of concussion injuries in professional sport.

Retired players who argue their ongoing health issues are the result of repeated concussions during