Originally Posted by bhaarat316
Obviously Football and Hockey would have the most concussions. Probably next sport would be either Rugby, or goalies for soccer.
Yeah I've noticed a lot more helmets coming off this year.
Goalies for soccer? Don't see that happening. The only time I got concussions playing soccer was when I was involved in 2 mid-air collisions within a 15 minute period as a centre-half. That resulted from me and another player going for the ball.
I can see concussions occurring from rugby scrums, but none of my friends who played throughout HS have told me about suffering from one. Their tackling is more technique/wrap up based than running head on and colliding into other people.
IMO, new helmets don't do as much in preventing concussions for a variety of reasons. A person's brain isn't firmly attached to the inside of the skull. It floats around. It's like looking at water in a half empty bottle. You move the bottle forward, and stop moving it forward. Water will slosh against one side.
Now pretend the brain is the water. No matter how well you pad the inside of a helmet to slow down the stop, it's still a sudden stop due to impact, and the whiplash. The brain will bounce around the inside of the cavity, unless you have players with foam helmets that look like Jack in the Box's head to soften the force of impact.