New registry to keep ‘transparent’ eye on AFL concussions


Concussion campaigner Peter Jess is set to follow an NFL model and launch a registry that will document all serious head knocks of AFL-listed players, and eventually also post concussions sustained at community football level.

Based on a US model from the PBS Frontline television program, which tracks NFL head knocks, Jess, the veteran player agent who is still leading a potential class action against the AFL, is set to launch on Thursday.

Star Magpie Jordan De Goey entered the AFL’s concussion protocols after suffering a head knock against West Coast.Credit:Getty Images

Jess wants the website, run in conjunction with not-for-profit charity Nurosafe and his own charity Sports Health Check, to keep “a running…

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