Sunday 18 March 2018

My rugby-mad son (9) can't play sports for three weeks after suffering concussion

Johnny Sexton
Johnny Sexton

Sinéad Moriarty

This weekend as I watched Johnny Sexton being taken off the pitch with yet another head injury I tried to explain their seriousness to my nine-year-old son.

Thankfully, Sexton (pictured) did not fail the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) he underwent on Saturday at the Rioch Arena, Leinster said yesterday. But according to coach Leo Cullen, the medics weren't fully happy so they kept him off.

But I was keen to get my point across, as my son is currently off sports for three weeks with a concussion. He is very fed up and desperate to get back to playing rugby. He keeps saying three weeks is "way too long" and why can't he play when he "feels fine".

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