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International Boxing to BAN Headgear...

Posted Mar 30 2013 3:05pm

Reblogged from The Concussion Blog:

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A major sports federation has mandated banning headgear in amateur boxing competition in an effort to reduce concussions and head trauma, a decision that is thought to be a first in the sports world.[...]

Removing the use of helmets or headgear has been discussed as a counterintuitive way to decrease brain injuries, with the idea being that athletes wouldn't use their heads as weapons or hit as hard if they didn't feel as protected.

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Interesting, that headgear is considered a contributor to TBI
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