Sydney Middleton (9)
SDW. Headgear doesn't prevent concussions, but many players wear it to prevent cuts caused by stray boot studs etc. Props and hookers sometimes wear them to protect their ears from looking like a white, flowery vegetable.one interesting thing I note in that Shore photo .. if every single child has a head gear
Clearly I am not ignorant as to the risks of concussion
However I was under the impression that the head gears are problematic . providing a perception of safety, while the damage is done within the skull
What is the evidence to support their use?
I know my son flat refused to wear one.
And I wonder if such major use , reflects worries by Shore parents, as to the dangers
It is like the 911 effect . fears of flying in the USA . post Sept 11 ..saw a rise in car fatalities
so fear itself can create a heightened risk is my point