Athletic Trainer Innovates – Yup that’s what we do

We have seen volleyball players wearing soft sided helmets in games, and we have seen the explosion of “head-gear” for sports like soccer.  It is starting to become a trend; something that long time athletic trainer at Louisville put into practice – figuratively and practically – for the previously concussed on the mens basketball team (looks like Hina or others have softened Pitino’s stance on concussions);

Looking to protect players who’ve had previous concussions, Cardinals trainer Fred Hina came up with the idea of having them wear the padded helmets in practice.[…]

“We’re just trying to proactive and keep our multiples (concussions) down to a minimum, limit our risk,” Hina said Thursday before the Cardinals played Michigan State in the West Regional semifinals. “It may be overkill, but I really think you’re going to see it more and more with the focus being on head injuries.”

REMEMBER THAT HELMETS DO NOT PREVENT CONCUSSIONS, Continue reading