Rugby player dies from head injury

Head injuries in sport are increasingly in the spot light, particularly following last year’s Brazil World Cup.  Since then both the Premier League and Rugby Union have adopted tighter concussion rules to help protect players with head injury.

Nicholas Tooth

However tragedy has struck in Australia where the rugby player Nicholas Tooth died recently from a head injury suffered while playing for the Quirindi Lions.  The 25 year old player was taken to hospital by air, after hitting his head on another player's shoulder in a tackle.  Despite emergency surgery he sadly still died.  His club’s President said ‘there was no foul play, nothing untoward about it at all, sadly it was just a very tragic accident.’ 

Head Injury UK: Head Injury Claim Experts

Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of Nicholas Tooth.  His tragic accident underlines the dangers of head injury in rugby and while sadly medical treatment could not save his life, we hope it will increase resolve of all sports to manage head injuries properly.

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