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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

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The rider was taken to Fazakerley Hospital after suffering a spinal concussion when taking a nasty-looking fall from Portrait King at the third-last fence.
He suffered a spinal concussion on Saturday and has had two episodes of it in the past, but he has made a full recovery from it.
McGoldrick explained that spinal concussion or shock is a temporary loss of 'power', but that it is common after a trauma.