Injury Time: Sport’s Head Trauma Crisis

Blows to the head are commonplace in a range of sports – why do the risks often go unspoken? What happens to the brain when athletes take these knocks? Alex Rees speaks to Hana Walker-Brown about her book A Delicate Game: Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice, in which she chronicles degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and the tragedies which have gone under the radar. 

“There are things that are changing, but they’re changing very slowly.” 

“The rules need to come from above and be implemented.” 

“It’s important to note, concussion is a brain injury.”

“To consider that sport might have to change gets people’s backs up.”

“There’s something about the thrill of watching people get hurt.” 

“The brain needs to be protected.”

Presented by Alex Rees. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Audio production by TBC. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production
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