Green Piece 18.11.19

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30


Concussion Management Series (Part 3 of 4)

  • Stage 3 – Recover…

As with many other forms of injury REST forms an essential part of the healing and RECOVERY process after a concussion…

A player removed from play with suspected concussion:

  • Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the short and long-term health and welfare of players. The majority (80-90%) of concussion symptoms resolve in 7-10 days, with around 1/3 of the symptoms resolving within 1-2 days.
  • There is good evidence that during this recovery period the brain is more vulnerable to further injury. If a player returns to sport with a predictable risk of head injury before they have fully recovered and have further concussions this may result in:
    • Prolonged concussion symptoms
    • Possible increased risk of long-term health consequences (eg cognitive impairment or degenerative brain disorders)
  • A further concussive event before recovery can in rare cases be fatal.

Following a concussion, players must undertake a mandatory 14-day REST period AFTER they are free of all concussion symptoms…

During this rest period individuals should avoid the following initially and then gradually reintroduce them:

  • Reading
  • TV
  • Computer Games
  • Driving

Players MUST NOT play OR train during this REST period and should refrain from any sporting activity. Any recurrence of symptoms during this REST period should be reported to a HealthCare Professional


STOP PRESS… If you have ever suffered a concussion and would like to help to improve the understanding and management of concussion in rugby by taking part in a study into its effect on social cognition then please contact Marianna at