Commentators cautious of calling it as they see it

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley is stretchered from the pitch after receiving a blow to the head during an Allianz Hurling League match against Cork last year. Commentators are careful and concious of the sensitivities of making judgement calls in these situations. Picture: Stephen McCarthy

Awareness of concussion has never been higher among the general public, but for media commentators it’s a sensitive area.

In fact, the discussion of player injuries can be a tricky subject all round.

“It’s something I’d be conscious of since starting off in this line of work with local radio,” says Mike Finnerty of Sky Sports.

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