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Jockey organisations release film to highlight dangers of concussion

A film has been released to highlight the dangers of concussion
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The Jockeys Education and Training Scheme, in association with the Professional Jockeys Association, has released a film to highlight the dangers of concussion.

The 11-minute film is the latest instalment of the Jockey Matters series and features Derby-winning Flat rider Martin Dwyer and Grand National hero Liam Treadwell, who have both experienced issues related to concussion.

It looks into the symptoms of concussion, the risks of riding when affected and highlights the treatment available to jockeys to ensure they return as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr Jerry Hill, chief medical adviser at the BHA said: “As an industry we have a collective responsibility for recognising and managing concussion in our sport.

"In addition to medical staff, jockeys, valets, stable staff, trainers and coaches all have a duty to ensure appropriate assessments and management of potential concussion.

"This will reduce the risk of jockeys riding with impaired performance and risking further injury to themselves and their colleagues and hopefully protect against long-term complications.”

In July the BHA announced a hard-hitting poster campaign and a new baseline testing regime as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the sport rigorously updates its standards over head injuries.

As an industry we have a collective responsibility for recognising and managing concussion in our sport
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