Virtual sports deserve real sports medical attention

Editor’s choice – 19 January 2020 Pereira, A. M., Brito, J., Figueiredo, P., & Verhagen, E.  BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5(1), e000606. (2019). Abstract In recent years, virtual sports or ‘eSports’ have grown exponentially both recreationally and at the professional level. eSports comprise several regulated video games played competitively, using electronic platforms. Some eSports competitions present a structure …

High Concussion Rate in Student Community Rugby Union Players During the 2018 Season: Implications for Future Research Directions

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 826, 2019 Abstract  Collision sports, such as Rugby Union (“Rugby”) have a particularly high risk of injury. Of all injuries common to collision sports, concussions have received the most attention due to the potentially negative cognitive effects in the short- and long-term. Despite non-professional Rugby players comprising the majority of the world’s playing population, there is …