Quote from: Tassie Dave on November 20, 2023, 08:24:35 PMQuote from: Harry Black on November 20, 2023, 04:36:27 AMHeadgear in boxing seems likely to cause more brain damage.
I have the same view of helmets in American Football. It can be argued that the players are sustaining worse long term brain injury (CTE) by wearing the helmets. They go in much harder and faster than they would if they weren't wearing a helmet.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is caused by repeated concussion. Concussion is caused by rotation injuries. Helmets are good at preventing direct injuries, such as scalp lacerations, bruises and skull fractures, not so good at preventing rotation injuries.
I'm bemused by the rare AFL player who wears a very light helmet, thinking that he's protecting himself from serious injury.