‘Hundreds’ set to join brain injury court fight

FORTY more retired rugby professionals are in the process of adding their names to the legal action over brain damage.
They came forward during a week when Welshman Adam Hughes, at 30 the youngest victim of the nine ex-players in the vanguard of the action, reinforced the harrowing effects of cumulative concussion suffered by ex-internationals Steve Thompson, Michael Lipman and Alix Popham.
The current total is up to 170 and rising on an almost daily basis. Medical experts and many within the sport fear that the number of those stricken by head injuries and traumatic collisions will rise int...

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