Editorial: Concussion and Sport: A Sociocultural Perspective


The Research Topic Concussion and sport: a sociocultural perspective is inextricably tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Partly this relates to timing, as COVID-19 became the topic of conversation through which we (the editorial team) came to forge our working relationship. Editorial meetings invariably began with comparisons of transmission rates, restrictions on social contact and latterly vaccine up-take in our respective parts of the world. But there are deeper parallels, between COVID-19 and brain injury in sport as public health issues. In this article we draw attention to these parallels as a way of introducing some key sociocultural aspects of concussion in sport as a public health crisis.


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Concussion, Public Health, Brain Injury, Sociology Discipline, Management


Malcolm D, Doherty A, Sanderson J and Bachynski K (2021) Editorial: Concussion and Sport: A Sociocultural Perspective. Front. Sports Act. Living 3:754002. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.754002