According to team captain Andrew Swallow, North Melbourne’s Leigh Adams is considering his future in football after suffering another concussion and will be in a better position to weigh his options after meeting his doctor in early April. Kangaroos’ forward Adams suffered his latest concussion on March 21 while playing for in a practice game for North’s Melbourne’s VFL affiliate side Werribee against Footscray. This means fans may want to reconsider if they thought about backing Adams this year for a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet.
Adams has now been concussed several times during in his 104 AFL appearances and this could mean it’s the end of the line for the 26-year-old. Swallow recently spoke with the media and remarked,
It’s a bit of a shame Leigh got another concussion, and I think it’s a bit too early to really call what he’s going to do and a bit unfair I think to ask him what he’s going to do. He’s going to have a couple of weeks where he just goes in and trains and I know he’s got a doctor’s appointment in a couple of weeks so he’ll get a bit more information then. Hopefully he can rebound from this and he’ll be all right, but as players I think everyone in the back of their mind has got to be thinking long-term and where they want to be.
With Adams career in jeopardy Kangaroos’ fans may want to back skipper Swallow for a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet during the upcoming 2015 football campaign. The team’s captain said a lot of players are more concerned about both the long and short-term effects of concussions these days especially after dozens of former players took North America’s National Football League (NFL) to court over the issue last year. The players claimed the league didn’t release medical studies that warned them of the long-term brain damage that concussions can cause.
Swallow believes the medical profession knows a lot more about the effects of head injuries now, but there are numerous players who likely carried on playing over the past decade or so when they shouldn’t have. He’s glad that the AFL has now identified the problem and is doing what it can to guarantee the safety of its players. Swallow stated that only players who are healthy and fit are being sent out onto the field these days. This allows them to lead healthy lives once they’ve retired from the sport. Fans and bettors can back any of their favourite players for a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet this year.