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09-18-2011, 01:22 PM
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I think he's just saying it's time to improve helmet technology to protect better against all possible head injuries (including facial ones) instead of just trying to look cool.
Okay, I understand that concept. But it really doesn't apply to most concussions. Very few concussion injuries would be avoided by visors.
And while improving helmet design technology could definitely help reduce the impact shock, the brain would still be already moving in the interior of the skull and would still impact the interior of the skull. Helpful for sure, and the league should continue to work on that; but it's not going to eliminate the danger of concussions.
You have to understand the fundamental aspects of why most concussions occur. Understand what is happening in the skull upon impact.
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