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Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

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Dr. Neesheet Parikh
Sports Medicine

In brief: Helmet recommended

Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head.
It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice.

In brief: Helmet recommended

Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head.
It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice.
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