George north concussion

I was lucky enough to meet George and discuss his concussion history

North’s concussion history

The Northampton back suffered four head blows in five months between November 2014 and March 2015, leading to a spell on the sidelines that lasted from 27 March until 29 August.

  • 22 November 2014: North suffers first concussion in Wales’ 34-16 defeat by New Zealand
  • 6 February 2015: Suffers accidental kick to the head during first half of 21-16 loss to England, but after assessment returns to the field
  • 6 February 2015: Receives second blow to the head in second half of same Six Nations game
  • 27 March 2015: North is knocked unconscious scoring a try in Northampton’s 52-30 win over Wasp


The short video documentary was really useful and an honest look at concussion in modern day rugby and the BT sport interview highlights some of the experience from other professional players

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