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Groups Join Forces to Create Initiative to Replace Youth Football Helmets

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has joined forces with sport entities and sporting goods manufacturers to launch the Youth Football Safety and Helmet Replacement Partnership, an initiative to replace 13,000 youth football helmets that are 10 years old or older and replace them with new helmets at no cost to…
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Claiming Concussion, MLB Umpire Sues Wilson Sporting Goods

A Major League Baseball umpire has sued Wilson Sporting Goods and its parent company Amer Sports Corporation in New York Supreme Court over an injury that occurred during a baseball game. The incident occurred in 2009 at the new Yankee Stadium when plaintiff Ed Hickox was struck in the mask by a foul ball. Hickox…
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Researchers Say Helmet Fit Is Critical To Preventing Concussion

Researchers affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) suggested yesterday that proper helmet fit may be one of the best ways to prevent a concussion. “Athletes wearing properly fitted helmets, as reported by team certified athletic trainers, were 82 percent less likely to experience loss of consciousness (LOC) with a concussion. Helmet…
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