‘I’ve damaged my body’: Raphaël Varane warns against trauma of concussions

Manchester United defender stresses dangers of heading‘My son plays football and I advise him not to head the ball’

The Manchester United defender Raphaël Varane has said concussions have damaged his body as he stressed the importance of creating more awareness among players around the dangers of heading.

Varane said he had suffered a concussion a few days before playing in France’s 1-0 defeat by Germany in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, as well at his former club Real Madrid when they lost to Manchester City in the last 16 second leg of the 2020 Champions League.

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