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Head On by Carl Hayman & Dylan Cleaver

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Product details

Item No: 9781775542353
An All Black's memoir of rugby, dementia, and the hidden cost of success. Carl Hayman, once the most highly prized player in world rugby and a giant of the game in every sense - someone who was always respected, even feared. But at the end of seventeen years as a professional rugby player, Hayman's life began to unravel in nightmarish fashion. Exploited then left out in the cold, Hayman is now left counting the hidden cost of the achievements that would have exceeded any young rugby player's wildest dreams. He now fears both the known and the unknown with equal trepidation as he looks for answers to dementia and a degenerative brain condition called CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). Experimental treatments, family, hope, and the enduring power of the human spirit have become Carl's go-tos. As a relatively young man, still in his early 40s, Hayman contends with brain degeneration he should only be seeing at the end of his life, not in his prime. Head On is about the pressures on the modern athlete, where physical performance and commerce collide, and players become victims of their own success.

Features & Benefits

  • Author: Carl Hayman & Dylan Cleaver
  • Format: Paperback (Trade) C
  • Pages: 352
  • Pub Date: 5/07/2023