After reviewing the data, a group of scientists has determined that while injuries in high school soccer could be reduced with a ban on heading, better rules enforcement may be best for preventing concussions.
According to the paper authored by a group of Denver area doctors that was published in JAMA Pediatrics, the game really needs better enforcement of rules in place to restrict player to player contact.
“A lot of people felt, if we could get a ban on heading, we could keep some people safe,” said Dawn Comstock, an epidemiologist with the Colorado School of Public Health. “My question was, is there any evidence out there that supports that?”
The authors expressed concern that a ban on heading could lead to different injuries resulting fron player movements to avoid head contact with the ball.