Adult - Suspected Concussion

Adult - Suspected Concussion

If the concussion happens at a club game, where possible, and with the consent of the player, the player’s club, and if appropriate University, Representative, Rugby League and Falcons should be informed. To achieve consistency in this regard we ask that all confirmed adult concussions be reported to Northumberland Rugby Union (email claire.sharpe@northumberlandrfu.co.uk) so that information sharing can be achieved consistently and with the proper consent.

If a player has been removed from play due to a possible concussion then that player should adhere to Graduated Return to  Play (GRTP) as there is no formal Head Injury Assessment (HIA) for players in the amateur game.  Further advice will be available when requested.

Clubs, Schools, Universities and Representative squads must follow the RFU Concussion advice and GRTP recommendations.  Full details of the RFU protocols and GRTP can be found at

http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players-health/concussion-headcase/