Concussion myths - Dan Exeter

Date Published: 
Monday, June 1, 2015

Rachel Jones talks to Dr Dan Exeter about Concussion Myths. Dan has worked with Counties Manukau and Chiefs rugby and as a tournament physician at the ASB Classic and Heineken Open. He has been an event physician for the World Rowing Championships, and ITU triathlon events both in NZ and overseas.

Concussion Myths:

    1. Concussion always causes brain damage
    2. When a player is removed from the field and complains of symptoms later, the concussion was initially missed
    3. Team doctors are conflicted and independent doctors should assess concussion
    4. Everyone needs three weeks off
    5. Players can fake pre-season concussion testing

    Also covered:


    Dr Dan Exeter
    Sports Physician
    MBChB, PG Dip Sports Medicine (Auckland), FACSP

    To find out more about Dr Exeter Click here.

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