Is cardiac screening the answer?

Recently we saw the unfortunate retirement of English cricket international James Taylor. During a pre-season fixture, he felt ill and was taken to hospital were a scan identified arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Such conditions can be exacerbated by exercise and potentially cause sudden death. A similar heart condition led to the on-pitch collapse of […]

The fear of returning to sport after an injury

Whether you’re a professional athlete representing your country or a weekend warrior playing for your local social team, there is a good chance that at some point in your athletic career you’ll end up being injured. For most athletes an injury is simply a physical event which prevents them from participating in their chosen activity, […]

Are concussion guidelines good for elite sport

On the 3rd of November 2013 Tottenham played out a scoreless draw against Everton. From the result you may think it was an uneventful game. However, a collision between Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s striker Romelu Lukaku sparked widespread criticism of Tottenham’s medical staff. Late in the game Hugo Lloris was knocked unconscious when […]