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Parliament launches inquiry into brain injury in sport

1 month ago   |   By Planet Rugby

A parliamentary inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury has been launched, with rugby union among those in the spotlight.
MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee will call witnesses to examine the issue, starting from next Tuesday.
It comes at a time when legal actions across both rugby codes and football are being considered or have been launched, and follows the 2019 FIELD study which found professional footballers were three and a half times more likely to die of neurodegenerative disease than age-matched members of the population.
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