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07-12-2011, 03:17 PM
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Helmets protect against impact type injuries. It's there to keep your skull from being fractured not to prevent concussions. Helmets can help reduce the number and severity of concussions from impact forces (blows directly to the head) but it cannot eliminate or totally prevent them. In addition, concussions can occur even when there is no direct blow to the head (when the chest hits something and the head snaps forward). Concussion that occur due to impulsive or acceleration forces cannot be prevented by helmets.

Bottom line is that any modern and properly fitted helmet will give you some protection. However, that protection is limited and does not extend to concussions caused by impulsive/acceleration forces. If you decide to continue playing (after consulting with your doctor) you might want to consider a new league in addition to a new helmet.

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