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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
In brief: Concussions Tragic
As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl.
Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet.

In brief: Concussions Tragic
As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl.
Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
In brief: Hope not
As a soccer/footy fan, i hope not.
The beautiful game certainly has its share of injuries, but the overall theme of the game isn't a violent one. I love american football too, but helmets have become a weapon and now the nfl is trying to regulate that. What a mess. Plus, admirers of beckham, ronaldo would object heavily to have their faces covered ;-).

In brief: Hope not
As a soccer/footy fan, i hope not.
The beautiful game certainly has its share of injuries, but the overall theme of the game isn't a violent one. I love american football too, but helmets have become a weapon and now the nfl is trying to regulate that. What a mess. Plus, admirers of beckham, ronaldo would object heavily to have their faces covered ;-).
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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