CONCUSSED: Sport’s Uncomfortable Truth
Sam Peters, £20.00 hardback
‘Sam’s work is comparable to David Walsh exposing Lance Armstrong. It should go down along with Walsh and the work of someone like Marie Colvin as one of the great pieces of investigative journalism.’_ ―
Stephen Jones, Sunday Times rugby correspondent
Written by Sam Peters, the journalist who spearheaded the Cudlipp Prize nominated concussion campaign, Concussed reveals one man’s attempts to blow the whistle on a mounting head injury crisis. For
years, his efforts saw him labelled a ‘pariah’ and almost forced him out of the sport he loved for good.
Including exclusive interviews with bereaved families whose stories have never been told before, as well as high-profile administrators, medics, current and past players, coaches, lawyers and media figures,
Peters recounts the countless battles he fought and the threats he faced in a sport whose macho culture masked the urgent need to radically overhaul player welfare standards.
Expanding his research from rugby to football, NFL and cricket, Peters brings an unparalleled breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to a subject he has written about and campaigned over for almost a