Parents often ask me if there’s one type or brand of helmet on the market that I would recommend to help reduce their child’s risk of concussion. You may be surprised to learn that research shows helmet use doesn’t reduce the risk of concussion at all.
Has all this talk of concussions and brain injuries negatively affected youth football participation?
There’s a battle of the “reclamation projects” — what I like to call it — going on in the NBA right now. Cleveland Cavs’ Andrew Bynum is rehabbing six hours a day to get ready for the season due to knee injuries, while Miami Heat’s Greg Oden is working with a physical therapist five hours a day after several microfracture surgeries.