Former England player Louis Moody has sympathy for his former team-mate Steve Thompson, who has been linked to a number of sports-related disabilities related to concussions, but will not consider litigation without evidence of medical negligence.
REUTERS: Former England player Louis Moody has sympathy for his former team-mate Steve Thompson, who blames sports governing bodies for concussion-related disabilities but does not consider litigation without evidence of medical negligence.
World Cup winner Hooker Thompson said this week that he did not remember the 2003 final against Australia and that he, along with other former players, could be held accountable by the authorities for failing to protect players from long-term mental problems.
Moody said the lawsuit proved that more change was needed but that she was uncomfortable pursuing people like Medix who, to their knowledge, did the best.
“My decisions were my decisions, I was a madman on a rugby pitch. I hurt myself badly for the benefit of my team because that was the only way I could enjoy playing the game. edition / sport / lewis-moody-i-chose-to-be-a-lunatic-on-the-pitch-so-i-wont-sue- 0lkhtgxvb.
“I felt that we always had the support of the medical team, because I felt that we were working with the knowledge and information we knew, which is different. I would never be prepared to sue individuals.”
Former Wales player and captain Sam Warburton echoed Moody’s sentiments, blaming ignorance on the symptoms of the days he played.
“Like a lot of players, I didn’t know I could discourage you without hitting you unconscious,” Warburton wrote in his column.
“It simply came to our notice then. But as players we didn’t know it.
“We still don’t know everything, and may have to wait for some professional players’ brains to be analyzed as they go through it. But we know a lot.”
(Reporting by Rohit Nair in Bangalore, Ed Osmond Editing)