World class concussion management system launched


Lewis Moody has backed a new initiative to help manage concussion in the professional game in England.

The Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have worked together to launch major changes to the way the risk of concussion is managed across the professional game in England.

Focusing specifically on concussion awareness and education, game day management and the graduated return to play for those players who have suffered a concussion the programme includes a new mandatory online concussion awareness module that will be required to be completed by all registered professional players, coaches and referees within a two month period.

And former England captain, Moody says: “Concussion is an important issue in rugby and the online module for players is a fantastic and simple way to educate them on the seriousness and the risk associated with the injury.