Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guskiewicz and others experts said that "behavior modification" such as discouraging players from "leading with the head" when tackling in football could do as much as improved helmet design to avert concussions. "I think that behavior modification is perhaps more important in addressing the problem," said Guskiewicz, who credited the NFL's anti-spearing rules as much as safer helmets for reducing football fatalities on all levels from 30 to 35 per year in the mid- to late-1960s to an average of eight from 2008 to 2010. more

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