Rugby players’ brains affected in single season, study suggests

University of South Wales research finds professional squad suffered decline in cognitive function

A single season of professional rugby could be enough to cause a decline in a player’s blood flow to the brain and cognitive function, according to a study.

The research, reported by the BBC, also suggests that repetitive contact events, rather than only concussions, incurred through rugby caused the declines seen in the players.

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