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A little sense knocked in to me


Our church has no bells.
I took a pretty good concussion in an exhibition game after a rugby match against a team from Texas yesterday. I went to tackle a bowling ball, who I found out later played running back in college, coming at me full speed with no momentum from my side. Next thing I remember they're putting me in an ambulance. Apparently, I was out for three or four minutes. They did a CT scan, nothing too out of whack.

I've never been knocked out before, although I had a concussion about two and a half years ago. Anybody have experience with this? I'm starting to reseach what to do and not do (besides give up rugby; I'd have to change my BP moniker). I took MVP in the match that counted, BTW.
Not much to do...avoid alcohol for a while, take a few days off anything strenuous, and get plenty of rest. Your first one is nothing to get overly concerned about. That's about the best I can tell you...that's the same thing we tell players who get the their bell rung.
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If you've had a concussion before and then got KO'd like that, you're going to have to make a decision soon about your continuing to play rugby (hey, you can still keep your moniker). A one-time concussion or KO usually isn't all that serious, rather it's the cumulative effects of multiple concussions/KOs. I'd hate to see you ending up all goofy, like tibor...
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I had a helmet to helmet in High School. The other guy got knocked out. I got my bell rung as grad21 put it. They kept me out of the rest of the game but I practiced and played the following week. I know some guys had to wear the special helmets. Anyone remember the water helmets; the things weighed about 10 pounds.
I am not a doctor but as you age you are probably slower to recover so you may want to rest awhile. I was told to be aware of ringing in the ears and sensitivity to light along with the obvious major headache.

If I remember correctly you are a lawyer so I imagine you have to weigh your desire for income against your love of the game.

Hey grad21 you tell the kids to stay off the booze? That is one enlightened school you work at. :wink2:
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bucknola said:
Hey grad21 you tell the kids to stay off the booze? That is one enlightened school you work at. :wink2:

LOL...just to be safe. Especially with friday night games, you don't want them out partying saturday night. Try to steer them clear of that, but reality is probably 70% or more of high school kids drink.
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I understand, just having some fun.:)

We drank in high school; compared to what goes on today that is mild.

Our coach got on us but not to stop drinking, just to not promote it to the undersclassmen. We used to have some crazy parties after the game on Friday nights.

Rugbybuck, I know the rugby culture has a strong drinking after the game tradition. Hope you behaved.
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