Player Watch Ben Sinclair

Discussion in 'Collingwood' started by THATSGOLD, Jul 2, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Tarkyn_24

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    I meant Ruslingesque in that it could cut a promising career short far too soon.
     

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  2. rand corp

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    I think Ben's career would sadly have to be on the line now, too many head knocks and too many concussions. He now seems susceptible to it with even a small collision, there did not appear to be any high contact at all last night, just the jolt seemed to be enough to put him into lala land and that is a real worry. His overall and long term well being may see a call made on his career here I think.

    Shame, been playing his best footy, but you don't mess around with brain injuries.
     
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    Sad but yep
     
  4. BPikkers

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    Spot on. They need to rest him through to next season to see whether time 'heals'. If that doesn't help, his health needs to be first priority.
     
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    The latest on the website says that the doctors now understand what the problem is with Sinclair. Evidently, that string that he ties around his head to keep his hair in place has been too tight. When he starts running around, the blood flow stops and he faints, especially if he gets a hit. Doctors have told Stinkers that all he has to do is to cut his hair and he'll be ok to play this weekend....
     
  6. jmac70

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    The kid may have a serious problem Mark.
     
  7. Markfs

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    And how is my post going to affect him? Dont answer that. We dont need a trail of posts on this.
     
  8. left at home

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    please explain, why not;)
     
  9. Markfs

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    pauline dont worry you're pretty head about this....
     
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    but l want to know
     
  11. THATSGOLD

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    Will he play on in 2017? Hope so.
     
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    Nice contribution.
     
  13. TheVarcoenator

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    Wearing a helmet would help, after 3 or 4 concussions wouldnt it be a logical choice?
     
  14. Apex36

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    This discussion has already been done to death. Helmets do nothing to prevent concussion, so no, it's not the logical choice.
     
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    Hope he retires. Another concussion when he returns could be catastrophic to his future health.

    "Symptoms of CTE, which occur in four stages, generally appear 8–10 years after an athlete experiences repetitive mild traumatic brain injury.[2] First-stage symptoms include attention deficits as well as disorientation, dizziness, and headaches. Second-stage symptoms include memory loss, social instability, erratic behavior, and poor judgment. Third and fourth stages include progressive dementia, movement disorders, hypomimia, speech impediments, tremors, vertigo, deafness, and suicidality. Additional symptoms include dysarthria, dysphagia, and ocular abnormalities - such as ptosis.[3]

    Currently, CTE can only be definitively diagnosed by direct tissue examination, including full autopsies and immunohistochemical brain analyses.[4]

    The neuropathological appearance of CTE is distinguished from other tauopathies, such as Alzheimer's disease. The four clinical stages of observable CTE disability have been correlated with tau pathology in brain tissue, ranging in severity from focal perivascular epicenters of neurofibrillary tangles in the frontal neocortex to severe tauopathy affecting widespread brain regions."
     
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    Not sure AFL players come under the same "repetitive" nature of brain trauma that NFL players do. They are constantly being hit in the head the entire game not 1 off moments between many games.

    While it's certainly still possible it would be a much lower risk for an AFL player vs NFL.
     
  17. Kappa

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    How many concussions has Sinclair had now? You're kidding yourself if you don't think he's in the "high risk" category.
     
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    How is his hammy?
     
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    It's not just about the concussions its about the repetitive hits to the head. Concussion is only part of it, NFL players are constantly being hit in the head all game every game for some of them up to 1500 times in a season. Sinclair is having 1 off concussions once or twice a season at most, if he was getting ko'd every week then we'd have to seriously look at him retiring.


    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/421009/analyzing-hard-hits-on-the-football-field/

     
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    If there was a high chance of this happening wouldn't he have retired or been given the medical opinion that he should retire at the end of last year rather than now?
     
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    Unless he's had some sort of concussion at training that I've missed, wtf was this conversation bumped for?
     
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    I thought Ben did a hammy, what's happening with him
     
  23. Kappa

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    It's an ongoing discussion, does there need to be an incident for discussion about it?

    Have you not being paying attention to concussion news recently? Players and sports medicos are scrambling to catch up to concussion/brain trauma and the damage its already done
     
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    Ongoing implies it never stopped. You just randomly bumped a 6 month old thread about Sinclair to talk about concussions that he hasn't had an issue with this year....
     
  25. Kappa

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    What sparked it is another sportsmen dying after being concussed 10 times in his career.

    After he was knocked out for the 10th time he was rushed to hospital and never woke up. Tim Hague, Boxer/MMA