Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Mandated headgear may lower concussion risk among high school lacrosse players

 News Release 24-Aug-2022
Rate lower in Florida with mandate meeting professional standard than in states without. Headgear may now be worth considering for high schools and other levels of play
Peer-Reviewed Publication

Mandated headgear meeting professional standards may lower the risk of concussion among high school girls playing lacrosse, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The concussion rate was lower in the US state where protective headgear is mandatory for high school lacrosse players than in states without such a mandate.

It may now be worth considering protective headgear for high school players and possibly for other levels of play, such as youth or collegiate level teams, suggest the researchers.


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