Oyonnax and Canada lock Jamie Cudmore has spoken out about the concussions he suffered playing for Clermont.
Cudmore has since set up the Rugby Safety Network to help promote the dangers facing players who suffer serious concussions.
Speaking on BT Sport‘s ‘Rugby Tonight’ programme, Cudmore discussed when he was knocked out in the Champions Cup semi-final playing for Clermont and despite being initially ruled out of the game was asked to come back on.
Cudmore was then passed fit to start the Champions Cup final, when after a knock he began vomiting.
“Later on in the game, I suffered a head knock with I think Juan Smith later on and I went off for blood. During that time I was off getting stitched up, I became very nauseous and began vomiting in the changing room in front of a few other players that were there on the bench as well,” Cudmore revealed.
“I was still allowed to go back on the field and finish the game.”
— Rugby Tonight (@RugbyTonight) 28 December 2016