Danny Frawley loss of life, coroner’s report, exhibits AFL gamers are taking dangers with concussion, from AFLPA concussion survey 2019


The figures had been contained within the coroner’s report launched on Tuesday following the inquest into Danny Frawley’s death and had been a results of an AFLPA survey of male gamers that was crammed out by most gamers.

The coroner, Paresa Spanos, wrote within the report into Frawley’s loss of life that “6 per cent of respondents [to the survey] reported experiencing a concussion that they didn’t report back to a medical practitioner and seven.9 per cent of respondents reported persevering with to coach and/or play after a concussion and never in search of medical consideration”.

The Gamers’ Affiliation plans to conduct the same survey of female and male gamers in 2021 to determine attitudes amid considerations gamers could also be much more keen to cover signs this 12 months as a result of the obligatory sidelining of gamers for 12 days after a head knock ensures they are going to miss video games.

The AFLPA wrote a letter to the AFL this month as they push for a powerful framework to be put in place that underpins the protocols and the introduction, if possible, of point-of-care diagnostic tools that give an objective measure of concussion.