From the AP story: The death comes at a time when head injuries in football are attracting attention at all levels of the sport.
- by Michael Gaio
- November 2013
Beginning this athletic season, Florida will become the first state in the country to require high school athletes to complete courses on concussions before they are allowed to compete in high school sports.read more
It's a well-recognized fact that football helmets cannot prevent concussion, though they do protect the head from blunt-force impacts that can lead to skull fractures and injuries. As growing research suggests that the cause of concussions is not the force of impact but the movement of the head, particularly brain and skull rotation, researchers are also directing their attention to how well helmets are able to protect against these types of injuries.read more