Legislature Considers Soccer Headband Rule [AUDIO]
State lawmakers are considering a change in the rules to help protect soccer players from concussions, and soccer parents like Newton’s Scott Roth think it’s a great idea.
The State House is considering a bill put forward by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts that would allow soccer players to wear a protective headband during games. The padded headband is light, unobtrusive and gives vulnerable areas around the top of the head some protection from high-speed impacts. Rob Edwards, a volunteer with the Brain Injury Association, says the bill doesn’t make wearing the headband mandatory. Instead, it would be another option for players and parents concerned about the possibility of concussions during game play. The legislature could bring the bill to a vote this week.