Interesting Four Corners program last night about studies being done about brain damage to football players. The studies started in the US with NFL players and the results suggest - they say - that repetitive head knocks can lead to early dementia, even when the head knocks are not severe enough to cause concussion symptoms. For players who do get knocked out or suffer significant concussions, they might need 3 weeks rest before playing again, rather than one week, or no weeks, that NRL players are usually stood down for. Personally, I would rather the players get stood down for longer to minimise the risks to their long term health, rather than get rushed back on the fileld at any cost. The program referred to the Knights and implied they were stalling in cooperating with the local studies. I hope our club puts players health as a priority, be nice to think we were leaders in that field.