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Social Cost of Brain Injuries

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Social Cost of Brain Injuries

Having played Australian Rules Football since he was six, University Football Club player Jay Gordon has had to make the tough decision to hang up his boots.

 

The 25-year-old had been concussed four times in 13 months and knew it was time for a new sport.

 

It was a study session after his last concussion that really cemented that decision.

 

"I got concussed on a Saturday, and doing university on the Sunday and Monday I was just doing the same thing over and over again not realising I had done it," he said.

 

Mr Gordon was diagnosed with acquired brain injury.

"I was tired all the time," he said. "And I would say something to someone and then say the same thing 10 minutes later, not realising I had already said it."

 

Mr Gordon tells his story as part of Brain Injury Awareness Week.

 

References and further information

The original article was produced by The Mercury.

 

For the rest of the article, visit the The Mercury website.

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/08/14/353401_lifestyle.html

 

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