August 10, 2015
"When researchers at the University of Virginia discovered a relationship between the type of equipment worn by their school’s football players at practice and the head impacts sustained as a result, they didn’t think much of it at first.
After attaching sensors behind 20 football players' ears, the researchers had found that players experienced a much smaller average number of head hits during helmet-only practices than they did during shell practices and full-pad practices. When it came to the severity of the hit, the same was true: helmet-only practices looked safer. According to researchers, 'the level of protective equipment worn is generally a good proxy measure for the intensity of a practice.'"
Read the complete article from the Huffington Post here.