Brand and Age of Football Helmets Make No Difference in Concussions

Concussions were no less frequent or severe among players with newer and more costly equipment.

Newer and more expensive helmets make no difference in the frequency or severity of concussions, new research finds.

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  • Corrected on : Updated 10/29/13: This article has been updated to reflect comments from Gregory Myer, director of research for the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.