Campaign highlights dangers of concussion in sport

Today Chris Bryant MP and Baroness Grey-Thompson will be chairing a Parliamentary roundtable looking at the issue of concussion in sport.

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Chris Bryant: 'The truth is that concussion can kill'

Speaking ahead of today's roundtable in Parliament, Chris Bryant MP said:

There are many misconceptions about concussion, but the truth is that concussion can kill and too few coaches, players and parents know enough to protect players, especially in collision sports.

Following the head injury Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris sustained at Goodison Park back in November, I promised to establish a cross-party campaign in Parliament to raise awareness of this important issue.

As a Welshman, rugby fan and former player for the Parliamentary rugby team, I'm concerned that not enough is being done to ensure players and coaches are aware of the dangers from concussion.

– Chris Bryant MP (Labour)

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