No proof that helmets prevent concussion: Experts
PARIS (AFP) - Helmets and mouthguards can prevent serious head and facial injuries, but there is no evidence they specifically stave off concussion, top authorities in sports medicine say.
Paradoxically, wearing this protection may lead to injuries because a player is tempted to take greater risks, they say.
Concussion has become a big issue in contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby and football.
Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a panel of 28 neurologists say concussion is a complex phenomenon.