(Reuters Health) - Concussions are still often missed or ignored in World Cup soccer games despite rule changes designed to sideline players with head injuries, a new study suggests. After reviewing videos from this year’s World Cup games, researchers concluded that more than 63 percent of players who showed two or more concussion symptoms did not get evaluated by a licensed healthcare professional - which was slightly more than in the 2014 tournament - according to the results in JAMA Neurology. “We examined adherence to updated and improved concussion protocols which were established after the 2014 World Cup,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Ajay Premkumar, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “It appears that in spite of these changes, concussion management on the field in regard to rates and length of medical evaluation for potential concussion during this summer’s tournament were grossly unchanged from 2014.” … [Read more...] about Concussions in World Cup soccer often missed or ignored
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By Hamza Junaid Published: November 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email In a side that already has likes of Hasan, Amir, Junaid, Shinwari and Ashraf in its arsenal, Shaheen and Abbas are creating havoc for automatic selections when it comes to fast bowling. Pakistan cricket is facing a dilemma at the moment– albeit a good one. There are simply too many decent fast bowling options for the ODI format, but only limited spots remain for grabs for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. It can be argued that Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas are much to blame for making selectors scratch their heads while formulating the pace battery for the upcoming world series. Shaheen was a future prospect that was meant to be kept under the wings for grooming, but who knew he would disobey and take off on his own given the opportunity? An 18-year-old put out there to get some exposure ended up rattling those up the ranks when it came to leading the pace attack for … [Read more...] about Too many options, not enough slots: Which great bowler will make it to the 2019 World Cup squad?
Kieran Lambourne, centre (yellow jersey), and the England team celebrate their progression to the knockout stages of the World Amputee Football Federation World Cup in Mexico Picture: LAJ Photography LAJ Photography Mexico is providing the perfect atmosphere for a Norfolk footballer’s debut on the world stage. Kieran Lambourne is part of the England squad who have just topped their group at the World Amputee Football Federation World Cup, having won all three of their games so far.Uruguay were beaten 5-0 on Sunday and Ireland 3-0 on Monday, before top spot in Group A was secured with another 3-0 victory, over hosts Mexico in front of a lively crowd, on Tuesday.That has sent the England Amputee Football Association (EAFA) team through to the last 16, where they will take on Argentina tonight at 1am UK time – with either Brazil or France awaiting the winners in the quarter-finals.Lambourne is from Tilney St Lawrence, near King’s Lynn and studies sports science at … [Read more...] about Norfolk keeper helps England to reach knockout stages of World Amputee World Cup
By Eric Willemsen Published 6:00 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Photo: Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press Photo: Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Photo: Alessandro Trovati / … [Read more...] about World Cup spotlight again on Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin
Hamza Hendawi and Samy Magdy, Associated Press Updated 8:11 am CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari scored his side' second goal during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Emboldened by his global star power, Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enforce discipline and stop meddling by sponsors was mostly to blame for the Pharaohs' miserable World Cup run in Russia. less FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari scored his side' second goal during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 ... more Photo: Andrew Medichini, AP FILE - In this … [Read more...] about Salah takes on Egyptian federation over World Cup debacle