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by Larry LeoNovember 12, 2020
Amazing headline. Anyway, according to Purdue University reducing the air pressure in the balls will reduce concussions in soccer by 20 percent...
"The study, conducted by Purdue University engineers, found that inflating balls to pressures on the lower end of ranges enforced by soccer governing bodies such as the NCAA and FIFA could reduce forces associated with potential head injury by about 20%," the school said in a statement.
The researchers also recommended swapping out wet balls for dry ones -- because they more water they take on, they more danger they pose to players.
“If the ball has too high of a pressure, gets too waterlogged, or both, it actually turns into a weapon," said Eric Nauman, who spearheaded the study.
"Heading that ball is like heading a brick."
Filed Under: Soccer
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