injuries in football


FREDERICK O. MUELLER, Ph.D. ROBERT C. CANTU, M.D. Brain and spinal injuries in football have been dramatically reduced since the rules were changed in 1976 to prohibit butt blocking and face tackling, and any other technique in which the helmet and facemask purposely received the brunt of the initial impact. There are still a small […]


Armed Forces Flag Football Study

Flag football has long been very popular in the armed forces of the United States, with the Air Force even completing a 10-year descriptive study of flag football injuries from 1993-2002. They found that the leading cause of injury was due to contact with another player, which caused 42% of their reported injuries. The second […]

7 on 7 helmets

Football: The 7 on 7 season has begun

No one can make any final conclusions about what might happen in the fall after watching a seven-on-seven football competition, because it can be so misleading. But impressions about team chemistry, toughness, quickness and individual skills can’t be ignored, so taking a look at teams who played in the Valley College tournament on Saturday provides […]