England and Sale Sharks flanker Tom Curry is doubtful for the start of the 2022/23 Premiership season after suffering a third concussion in six months against the Wallabies last weekend.
The flanker played controversially until half-time, after taking a blow to the head in the 14th minute while trying to tackle
Announcing Curry’s return home, the Rugby Football Union said: ‘It has been agreed that in the interests of the wellbeing and recovery of the players, he will no longer take part in the tour and will return home for an assessment. continuous and continuous management.
“He traveled to Brisbane with the team and will fly to England later this week.”
The decision to remove Curry from the rest of the tour comes after he also suffered a concussion earlier in the season while playing for England against Wales in the Six Nations.
Reports now suggest that Curry could miss the start of the new season and “will not be in a rush” to fully recover.
Below we take a look at five rugby stars who were forced to quit, considered retirement or hung up their boots altogether due to concussions in 2021/22.
#1. Beauden Barrette (New Zealand) – Come backborn after layoff
The All Blacks, who have twice been named World Player of the Year, were ruled out after they were hit in the face during a tackle attempt on Irishman Andrew Conway in November.
The incident resulted in a nasty concussion and the symptoms were so severe the 30-year-old admits he considered hanging up his boots.
He told the French publication, World XV “For two weeks, things have been much better. But throughout the offseason, I had migraines, 80-90% of the time. Today, it tends to fade, they have become rarer.
“I will gradually resume contact training, I hope to play again in three weeks against the Chiefs. I thought that might be the end of my career. When you feel lazy 99% of the day, trying many ways to improve yourself, but nothing works, you assume the worst.
“And then you hear about teammates having to stop their careers because of concussions, it’s more and more frequent. I thought it was my turn.
“You learn to get used to small headaches, a bit like a mild hangover. This is very frustrating because when you wake up, you should normally feel rested and ready.
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