Stuff – Canterbury opener Chad Bowes isn’t pondering calling it quits with cricket, despite a third concussion within 17 months.

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  • Canterbury opener Chad Bowes isn’t pondering calling it quits with cricket, despite a third concussion within 17 months.
  • He sustained his third concussion since October 2016 in an internal match on February 13 after copping a “flush blow” across the right temple from provincial team-mate Henry Shipley while batting.
  • READ MORE: Chad Bowes ruled out of Ford Trophy elimination final with ongoing concussion issuesAll three of Bowes’ concussions have been at the mild end, experiencing similar symptoms.
  • Concussion expert Mark Fulcher, an Auckland-based sport and exercise physician for Axis Sports Medicine Specialists, said three concussions within 18 months didn’t necessarily signal alarm bells.
  • Concussion was relatively uncommon in cricket, compared to rugby and combat sports, which was much higher, he said.


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