How Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport

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AFLW player Jacinda Barclay, who died last year, has become the first contact sportswoman in Australia to have her brain donated to the Australian Sports Brain Bank, where researchers have uncovered neurological damage that they described as a ‘ticking time bomb’. Barclay, who died in Chidlow, Western Australia, last October aged 29 after a short but intense period of mental illness, was found by brain bank researchers to have degradation to her cerebral white matter. Microdamage of this kind has been observed in American footballers and is understood to be the consequence of repetitive head injury from contact sports

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Guardian Sport May 5, 2021 - 1:47 PM

Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay’s brain donated for concussion research ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/30/damage-found-after-late-aflw-player-jacinda-barclay-donates-brain-for-concussion-research

‘So full of life and love, so sad inside’: how Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/apr/30/so-full-of-life-and-love-so-sad-inside-how-jacinda-barclays-death-could-help-the-world-understand-concussion-in-sport