Joe Marler: England prop ‘scared’ by risks in wake of ‘awful’ Ryan Jones news

Joe Marler claims his wife was unhappy following he performed through a concussion final period

England prop Joe Marler suggests he after forgot he was a father as a consequence of a head damage he sustained in the course of a activity.

The 83-cap England gentleman recalled a “massive blow” in a match that knocked him out.

“I was out cold and I remember staying in the physio space next and the package-guy arrived in. I just broke down and I experienced no recollection of obtaining young children,” he said.

Speaking to TalkSport, Marler additional: “It just definitely terrified the lifetime out of me.”

Harlequins veteran Marler was knocked unconscious by England crew-mate Billy Vunipola’s hip all through his side’s Premiership get about Saracens in September 2016.

Jones was explained to he experienced a critical situation of probable continual traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in December 2021 and has joined a lawful action, led by figures like England Environment Cup winner Steve Thompson and former Wales intercontinental Alix Popham, towards rugby union’s governing bodies.

Three-time 6 Nations winner Marler explained his wife has urged him to stick to concussion protocols, including: “It really is terrible for Ryan to be told that and be going by means of that.

“I have just buried my head in the sand, to be trustworthy, simply because it scares me. I just dismiss it and bury my head in the sand.

“But the far more it comes out and the additional evident it gets in the activity, the far more boys are obtaining diagnosed with this things. It is unhappy.

“There is generally likely to be that factor of risk and you you should not want to take away it so that it is just not rugby anymore.

“But you do want to be nicely knowledgeable going into it. As lengthy as I am informed with what the potential risks are, I can make an knowledgeable alternative.”