DT article about Ryan Matterson. This part talking about his concussions.
Apart from suffering serious migraines, Matterson was also sleeping 16 hours a day, struggling with dizzy spells and battling to cope with even sunlight and the slightest noise.
“And yet all the concussion tests suggested I was right to play,” he reveals. “That's the scariest thing, I was passing the tests.”
But as for being pressured to play?
“Even if somebody had suggested it, I couldn't,” he continues. “Even the lightest jog would leave me feeling like I'd played an NRL game.
“So to then be passing the tests … I can't really explain what that's like.
“But it gets to the point where you have to draw a line in the sand and say ‘no, I'm not right’.”