Training for injuries in the AFLW

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Brianna Green of the Dockers is hits the ground after a hard hit during the 2017 AFLW ...

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Brianna Green of the Dockers is hits the ground after a hard hit during the 2017 AFLW Round 02 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Brisbane Lions at Fremantle Oval on February 12, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images) Photo: Daniel Carson

Sydney Swans player, Tadhg Kennelley, said yesterday AFLW players may be at risk of serious injuries if they are not trained in how to handle the intense contact in the game. 

Special Medical Commentator, Dr Peter Larkins agrees and says some of the athletes in the AFLW are used to "contact but not collision"


"We've seen a couple of head injuries in the womens footy that have just been...untidy," Dr Larkins told Simon Beaumont on 6PR's Afternoons show. 

"The training skills that often go with learning how to land when you tackle, how to protect your shoulder, how to protect your head is learned over many, many seasons," he added. 

Listen to the full interview here... 


 

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