Acute subdural hematoma in an elite-level rugby union player

Taylor J. Bates, Paul Lee, Tayt M. Ellison, Jason S. Ahuero, Matthew R. Schmitz

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Acute subdural hematoma is a rare but potentially fatal medical condition in athletes. This condition has been reported in both contact and non-contact sports. Patients who survive an acute subdural hematoma typically have lifelong deficits and require extensive rehabilitation. Prompt recognition of this condition and access to a hospital with an available neurosurgeon is critical. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a subdural hematoma in an elite-level rugby player.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100295
JournalTrauma Case Reports
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • Acute subdural hematoma
  • Athletes
  • Head trauma
  • Rugby

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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