Reply to Fanton et al.: Comment on “Frequency and Magnitude of Game-Related Head Impacts in Male Contact Sports Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”

  • Catherine WillmottEmail author
  • Jack V. Nguyen
  • James H. Brennan
  • Biswadev Mitra
Letter to the Editor


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No sources of funding were used to assist in the preparation of this letter.

Conflict of interest

Jack Nguyen, James Brennan, Biswadev Mitra and Catherine Willmott declare that they have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Willmott
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jack V. Nguyen
    • 1
  • James H. Brennan
    • 3
    • 4
  • Biswadev Mitra
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash Psychology CentreMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research CentreMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.National Trauma Research InstituteMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Emergency and Trauma CentreThe Alfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.Department of Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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