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.
- Acute subdural hematoma
- Head trauma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine