Can Your Child Play Sports With Asthma And Allergies?

A question I get a lot from parents is: Can my child play sports with asthma? This concern usually peaks around this time of year as allergy season is upon us and can exacerbate asthma symptoms. It’s understandable that parents worry about their child’s health, but here’s the deal. The short answer…is yes. Your child […]

Athletes: We Should Support Concussion Research

Article by Michael Burke – www.concussionfoundation.org Former professional rugby player Roger Wilson pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to support research on concussions and CTE. When Wilson heard about the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank’s research on the relationship between sports and brain trauma, he didn’t hesitate to pledge. “More people should be aware that you can pledge to donate […]

Former Ulster backrow moves to Dallas to tackle American Football’s biggest problem

Article by Jack O’Toole – www.sportsjoe.ie After 14 years in professional rugby, Roger Wilson decided to pack up his bags and move his young family to Dallas, Texas. Wilson had spent four years in England with the Northampton Saints between 2008 and 2012 but this was a much bigger move to a much different place […]

Does the NFL concussion protocol really protect players?

How the NFL concussion protocol should work   Back in 2009, the NFL implemented the concussion protocol in response to concern over concussion statistics. They’ve also continued tweak the protocol in the decade since, to better protect players from harm. In 2016, for example, they added additional disciplinary measures for teams that don’t follow protocol. […]