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Ask Dr. Allen: Football and the Defense Against Concussion

By Dr. Baxter Allen
Dr. Baxter Allen

Concussions are not generally caused by directly applied force, but are rather thought to be due to the consequences of a rotational force as the head and brain move around a fixed point at the neck. Since helmets do not prevent the head from moving around the neck, they cannot prevent these rotational forces from being applied to the brain.

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