Aussie coaches lack knowledge of concussion injury

An online survey attracting 930 respondents found almost one in five incorrectly believed there were few long-term health risks from multiple concussions.

One of the most common misconceptions was that wearing headgear could prevent concussion, the researchers noted.

They said a majority of trainers – whose role is to recognise and manage injury – and coaches, incorrectly believed or were uncertain scans would show up brain damage after concussion.