The captain of the All Blacks, Sam Cane, admitted that he is worried about the future of his health after a series of concussions and facing the lawsuit of former players with dementia and other problems against World Rugby. The third line said that it is “one of the risks we accept”, despite growing concern as more and more former players reveal serious health problems.
“Because of some of the hits I’ve had, it always worries you,” Cane told Radio New Zealand. He added: “There is always the possibility (of concussion) and it could be right around the corner, it is just one of the risks that we accept when playing this game. The way the game has become so physical and so brutal. With bigger and stronger athletes, the risk of these things probably increases more than in the past. “
Cane suffered a concussion in August while playing for the Chiefs. in the Super Rugby Aotearoa. He also spoke of suffering memory loss when he suffered a concussion on the field. “But I can assure you that I never felt the pressure to play after a blow to the head,” he said.
“I think we are particularly well served here in New Zealand and even hearing stories from guys in other parts of the world, it would appear that New Zealand is leading the way in player well-being, even with player rest, etc., “added the New Zealander.