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Traja Dee

Nasty collision in NTFL. Your thoughts?

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Always sad to see nasty injuries in football, but how do you rate the culpability of this play?  I’ve watched the video a few times (admittedly on my phone) and it looks like both were playing the ball. 

How do we reduce the risk of potentially catastrophic injuries?

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-10/ntfl-player-to-face-tribunal-over-spinal-injury-collision/9316544

 

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I was expecting something like a Byron Pickett bump or Michael Long on Troy Simmons in the 2000 GF. Thinking about it, the rule should be that there must be no head-on collision with a player pursuing a bobbling ball, even if the other player was also pursuing the ball with his own head down. Is this the current rule?

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hmm tough one

didn't look like high contact.....wonder if damage occurred when head hit ground or just the whiplash action

offender definitely went low and victim didn't turn his shoulder to meet contact....like he was unaware

definitely illegal tackle under rules but i didn't think it was vicious, but would like to see more slo-mo and different angles

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i saw two guys going hard at the ball ending in a very ugly injury.

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