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The state of concussions in contact sports

Concussion, a word often associated with sports injuries, carries far greater significance as individuals age. The retirement of Angus Brayshaw, a now retired AFL player, at the relatively young age of 28 due to concussion-related brain changes, serves as a reminder of the profound and lasting impact head injuries can have, especially later in life.

Brayshaw's departure from the sport he loved, prompted by doctor's advice and the discovery of microscopic changes in his brain, underscores the gravity of the situation. Mark Knight's tribute to Brayshaw through a cartoon reflects not only admiration for his achievements but also serves as a stark warning of the dangers inherent in contact sports.

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