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What my experience with a little-known brain condition taught me about trauma

Footballers and rugby players have have spoken out about the need to better understand the long-term implications of head trauma. My experience shows that we still know too little

By Dominic Hinde  

What my experience with a little-known brain condition taught me about trauma

For me 2020 wasn’t just about holding it together, but rebuilding myself bit by bit.

Last year was hard for everyone, but when the country went into lockdown last spring I was already well-accustomed to a life between four walls.

Eight months before I had been in a bike accident in Germany and sustained a minor traumatic brain injury (MBTI). Cycling back from work one evening in Munich I dodged a row of taxis spilling over the curb. I don’t remember what happened next, but I came around face down on the cobbles minus a tooth.

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