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    We have a bye coming up - surely that's a good time for a rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloods05 View Post
    Scans showed nothing to be concerned about.
    We'll be super cautious and I suspect he'll be wearing a headgear the rest of his career (i.e. this year)

    I know this might sound a long bow to some but I don't reckon he would have copped that headknock a few years ago. Players as they get old in football terms just get more fragile and find ways to get injured, I think this will be a wakeup call to Lord Ted to retire on top and not go a season too long

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    Could someone just remind me when the Swans actually rested a player?
    I know it gets suggested all the time here, but I just cant recall the last time?
    Parker missing a game because he is busted isn't resting, just common sense IMO, but I agree Horse doesn't rotate as a matter of course, though I do think he is consciously giving blokes a chance in the seniors this year he may not have picked last year and we are reaping the benefits. Then again another way of looking at this is that we took a long view on many of the guys getting a go this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by royboy42 View Post
    Could someone just remind me when the Swans actually rested a player?
    I know it gets suggested all the time here, but I just cant recall the last time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mug Punter View Post
    We'll be super cautious and I suspect he'll be wearing a headgear the rest of his career (i.e. this year)
    Helmets do nothing to prevent (or mitigate the impact of) concussion arising from head knocks. They are typically worn to protect structural damage, such as the fractured cheek bone that Ted suffered against West Coast (or in the case of Jude or Kirky, as an attempt to cover up a bleeding head).

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    liz do u mean like snowboarders shouldn't wear helmets ?

    i thought tests proved 20% reduction of impact for football helmets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntie.Gerald View Post
    liz do u mean like snowboarders shouldn't wear helmets ?

    i thought tests proved 20% reduction of impact for football helmets?
    As Liz was saying, it protects you from structural damage, but your brain can still suffer from shock. Study done by NFL proves that as explained in the movie Concussion.

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    wow..............i wasn't aware to be honest

    the hits i have taken in the old days without a helmet were massive when snowboarding

    the crashes I've had since with a helmet have felt much less but now i know that it is quite minimal the protection to the brain when wearing a helmet
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    Doesn't make sense.
    Wrap 4 pillows around your head and it will reduce the impact of your head on the ground.
    Helmets must do the same thing to a lesser degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CureTheSane View Post
    Doesn't make sense.
    Wrap 4 pillows around your head and it will reduce the impact of your head on the ground.
    Helmets must do the same thing to a lesser degree.
    There's a lot more "give" in pillows, not so much in helmets.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimelb View Post
    There's a lot more "give" in pillows, not so much in helmets.
    This works for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dimelb View Post
    There's a lot more "give" in pillows, not so much in helmets.
    That's what I'm saying. I'm using pillows as an extreme.
    Given that the helmets aren't made of just plastic, and that they contain some padding, it doesn't make sense that they have no effect on softening the blow of the head to the ground.
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