Marshall University study finds “rugby-style” tackle lessens concussion risk

Two Marshall University professors have found the style of tackling by athletes could potentially reduce the risk for brain injury. Dr. Suzanne Konz and Dr. Zach Garrett are with the School of Kinesiology and are certified athletic trainers. They have been working on a pilot study for four years determining if the style of tackling in rugby has a lower force of impact than the style of tackling in football.