prattenparkchild last edited by
I note Taylor is out due to HIA failure. Maybe it’s time we instituted the leather headgear like that worn by Thurston? What do people think about it? The concussion rule is,having a big effect now during matches and afterwards, maybe the headgear might help ameliorate something than can have lifelong consequences.
king_sirro Banned last edited by
I believe such headgear does not help in concussion.
happy_tiger last edited by
Head gear won’t do much to protect you , especially at this level
Very few kids wear head gear these days , I reckon maybe 4-5 kids from about 15 in my young kids side wear them
southerntiger last edited by
My understanding is that most studies have shown that headgear does little to protect head injuries and, in fact, can exacerbate them.
formerguest last edited by
Apart from helping some potential cuts and abrasions, I doubt they will do any good unless they have developed something that can stop the brain moving within the skull from impact.
weststigers last edited by
Never wore headgear until I was 18 - went front on in a tackle and literally butted heads with a guy at full speed front on…should have knocked me and him out cold, but I bounced off with no harm done.
Definitely would have come off the field if it weren’t for the headgear.