VIDEO: Lasting effects of concussion made clear as ex-rugby player forgets question mid-interview 6 years ago

VIDEO: Lasting effects of concussion made clear as ex-rugby player forgets question mid-interview

This is a very worrying sight.

Over the last few years, the issue of concussion in rugby has been widely discussed as knowledge of the dangers of head-on collisions grow.

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But for all the talk of their effects down the line, we often forget the hand-wringing over the Head Injury Assessment protocols and the likes can actually sentence some young players to a life of extended hardship.

Nothing made this clearer than former British and Irish Lions number eight John Beattie's recent interview with ex-Glasgow Warriors player John Shaw about the issue of dealing with concussions.

When asked what the future holds for him, Shaw attempts to answer before having what he describes as a "cut out moment", where his mind goes completely blank and he forgets the question entirely.

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Shaw says such moments are a frequent occurrence for him.