Concussion expert on why Slater’s tackle was dangerous
Dr Alan Pearce a neuroscientist at La Trobe University says he can understand where the NRL is coming from on the shoulder charge being an illegal play.
Pearce told Mornings with David Morrow and Tiffany Cherry, “You don’t actually need to have contact with the head or neck to sustain a concussion, it’s the transfer of force to the head that can shape the brain and that’s where you can get concussion symptoms.”
NRL fans across the nation are holding their breath for tonight’s NRL judiciary decision, to see if Billy Slater will line up for Sunday’s Grand Final against the Roosters.
The Storm full back is facing a ban for a shoulder charge from Friday’s prelim final.
Hear the interview with Dr Alan Pearce.