Concussion forces early retirement for AFL player
As reported on the AFL website, West Coast Eagles player Daniel Venables has been forced into retirement at just 22 years of age.
After suffering a brain trauma injury in round 9, 2019, Daniel has not returned to play.
Upon AFL medical advice, it has been recommended that he avoid contact sport, including AFL.
Symptoms of concussion can vary with individuals. Many people are able to return to normal life/sport without ongoing symptoms. Unfortunately, there are some who suffer ongoing symptoms. It is important to seek medical advice for concussion and any form of traumatic brain injury.
Our thoughts are with Daniel and his family as they continue his journey to recovery.
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Further information on traumatic brain injury and concussion can be found here.