The ongoing scrutiny of whether concussions are a football culture-induced, needlessly dangerous risk or injuries that are “just part of the game” continues.Some recent headlines give fresh glimpses into the controversy:
- The National Operating Committee for Standards in Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), an independent body that creates performance standards for protective equipment, recently issued a statement saying that their research shows that no NOCSAE-approved studies prove that helmets or third-party attachments prevent or reduce the severity of concussions.Read the article here.
- Like NFL players, NHL players may sue for concussions.
- A filmmaker went on the record about his documentary that probed the NFL’s promise to look into the concussion issue.
- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that protects student athletes who have suffered concussions.