The injury motorsport can’t ignore

The injury motorsport can’t ignore

Concussion was thrust into the motorsport limelight earlier this year thanks to Fernando Alonso's crash in Formula 1 testing. Now it's made headlines on a national level - which, SCOTT MITCHELL says, has been a long time coming

Dr Paul Trafford is in a jovial mood - he's rarely anything else - and his cheery tone belies the serious nature of his words. AUTOSPORT has a request, and he's happy to help. The topic is concussion, a grey area (at best) for the majority and a serious one for TOCA medical officer 'Traff' and his fellow professionals.

"Really we didn't used to see it a lot," he admits. "I don't know if it's because we didn't look for it, or that people were getting other injuries they were hospitalised from. But it's better understood now."

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