'Concussion caused me to forget my kids' - Joe Marler reveals dementia fears

7/18/2022 5:17:00 PM

Joe Marler opens up on worries about dementia, revealing one concussion led him to temporarily forget his children

Joe Marler opens up on worries about dementia, revealing one concussion led him to temporarily forget his children

Joe Marler has opened up on his worries about dementia, revealing that one concussion led him to temporarily forget he had children. The sporting world was shocked in recent days when ex-Wales capt…

5 Ryan Jones revealed his devastating dementia diagnosis Marler is one of the most notable figures in British rugby having made 83 appearances for England, and speaking in a frank interview, he admitted he’s been in denial about the serious nature of head injuries in sport.Stacey Solomon's wedding preparations are well underway with the star set to marry her fiancé Joe Swash in just a matter of days.Joe Jonas has shared a touching tribute to his wife Sophie Turner just days after the actress gave birth to the couple’s daughter.Make informed decisions with the FT Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world.

Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast , Marler said: “First of all, it’s awful for Ryan to be told that and be going through that and it’s kind of struck a chord with me because it’s been quite well spoken about in rugby over the last few years with all of the discoveries that they’ve had with concussions and the relation to it all.“I’ve just buried my head in the sand, to be honest because it scares me.Stacey, who shares son Rex, three, and nine month old daughter Rose with her fiancé, has been busy transforming her and Joe's home ahead of their nuptials, and has shared a series of sneak peeks of the details on Instagram.“I remember getting knocked out a couple of seasons ago – a big, big blow when I was trying to tackle Billy Vunipola.Singer and actor Joe, 32, has gushed over his wife just days after the birth with his 12.I was out cold and the next thing I remember was being in the physio room and the kit man came in.Stacey, who is also mum to Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, has been using her DIY skills to upcycle and make different decorations including a stunning welcome sign, which she created out of an old mirror.“He was like, ‘alright mate, is your wife here?’, ‘Yeah she is’.

“He said, ‘what about the kids?’, I went ‘pardon?, and he said ‘has she brought the kids?’.To go alongside the sign, Stacey has created an incredible display outside her and Joe's front door which is covered with white flowers and sweet details.Other sweet snaps Joe shared included the couple posing wearing pink shades and them snapped hugging in a pool fully clothed.Most read in Rugby Union abuse Eddie Jones angrily confronts Australia fan who repeatedly called him 'traitor' triumph Marcus Smith's stunning 55-yard try sees England complete series win over Australia BIG Ireland claim sensational history-making series win over New Zealand once in a lifetime Ireland make history in New Zealand as England get revenge in Australia ed ache Munster's home Champions Cup quarter-final with Toulouse moved due to Ed Sheeran AWAY 5 Marler revealed all in a frank discussion with Laura Woods “I just paused and broke down and I had no recollection of having kids and it just really scared the life out of me.“It all came back together and it happens.The flowers spill out onto the pavement and a series of white lanterns have been placed across the concrete steps which lead to Stacey and Joe's front door.Those concussions happen in rugby, it’s a contact sport.The video then goes to an intimate video of the two cuddling in bed.“Since those moments I just ignore it and bury my head in the sand, but the more it comes out and the more apparent it becomes in the sport, the more boys are getting diagnosed with this stuff, it’s sad.Stacey, whose older sister Jemma, 33, will be her maid of honour, has also unveiled some of the things she's put in place for her guests to enjoy, including a 'tea wall'.

” Marler admitted his life outside the game is now helping him improve his attitude to head injuries.He added: “It happened this season, actually.She also added two sweet tea-inspired quotes to finish it off with the wall having 'Our love is like a cup of tea, a special blend of you and me' written across the middle, along with 'Let's get this par-tea started' written across the bottom.He wrote: “Love you both,” followed by a red heart emoji.I got a concussion and I did what I used to do which was to just crack on.Shake it off a bit, take a breather and then crack on.The star has filled woven tote bags with goodies including a children's wedding activity pack, some slime and a small teddy bear keyring, and each bag has the words 'Little Pickle Activity Pack' written across it.“I remember telling Daisy, my wife, a week after and said I was struggling this week and the look I got from her, she was like ‘no, I’m not having it any more.” Fans also rushed to comment on the post, with one huge Joe Jonas fan sharing this cheeky comment: “when i was 13 i thought i could marry joe jonas.

If you get a head knock, you follow the right protocols and you tell someone because it’s not about you anymore’.She then revealed that she'd sourced most of the goods from small businesses with her and Joe aiming to use as many as possible for their wedding.Rex 5 Marler says that he takes the issue much more seriously now “She said, ‘do you want to be here for the kids, or not? Do you want to be here for me, or not?’ “They’re definitely things that I think about a little bit more.” And Marler believe improvements are being made but has called for more education on the subject to ensure players know all the risks before becoming professionals.The Loose Women star recently revealed the idea on social media and showed off a collection of sparklers which featured personalised labels.Sophie first appeared to confirm her second pregnancy as she attended the Met Gala with her blossoming baby bump in full view.He said: “We’re trying to reduce tackle height, crack down with a lot more red cards and get coaches and players to change their habits of tackling too high but as it’s a contact sport you can’t remove the contact.“There is always going to be that element of danger and you don’t want to remove it so that it isn’t rugby anymore."Put these in a bucket of sand and will keep them in the old bath outside until the day.

Getty 5 Marler wants there to be more education about the risks in rugby “But you do want to be well informed going into it.The star styled her dark red mane down into waves and donned a red-themed make up look, complete with eyeshadow and a bright lip.With my kids I look at it and think, ‘Do I want my sons and daughters growing up to play rugby?’ And I go, ‘Yes, of course..It’s given me a great life, great friends, and I’ve met lovely people along the way.I love this sport’.Stacey has been busy making sure everything is "insta-perfect" for her and Joe's wedding, with a source recently telling OK! that the preparations have been understandably stressful for the star.“Right, but there are dangers to it.

As long as I am informed with what the dangers are and can make an informed choice.People ask, ‘How do you do it with four kids? And with the wedding?’ It will be stressing her out, like it would for anyone else.” He added: “Conversations do go on and boys are far more informed about the dangers of it and the more research that is going into it.“Us as a club at Harlequins, we’ve worked for the last 18 months, I believe, with this new company called Protecht, which is a new gum shield that has a chip and technology in it that can measure the contacts that you’re doing in the week, how much force is being produced so the physios can then reduce what you’re doing in the week and take control of how many impacts you’re getting.READ MORE.“The bigger issue is how much contact training you’re doing in the week as opposed to reducing it in a game.“You’re not going to be able to reduce collisions in a game.

You can [increase] the safety a bit but if you’re doing contact three, four, or five times a week, not unecessarily as you need to learn good technique but, if it’s controlled, that’s where the improvement can be made.” Topics.

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