How to reduce injuries in football

The future of fighting sports concussions could be virtual reality

The National Football League kickoff game in September was the first time in nearly 40 years that the same teams who played each other for the previous Super Bowl championship faced off in the first week of the new season. But this historic moment was tarnished by the excessive beating that the Carolina Panthers’ star quarterback, Cam Newton, took from the Denver Broncos’ defense. NFL players face considerable risk of injury, but in this case the on-field behavior of the Broncos’ Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart was so egregious the players were fined a total of more than $40,000 for excessive strikes to Newton’s head. ….[READ]