This study is the first large randomized controlled trials to determine whether soccer headgear reduces the incidence or severity of SRC in US high school athletes. Despite the Wisconsin study data showing ‘soccer headgear did not reduce the incidence or severity of SRC in high school soccer players,’ for all of the results combined, the results by individual product showed otherwise. The Unequal HALO, when compared to players without headgear, showed the SRC rate for boys was dramatically reduced by 100%, and the girls was lowered by 35%. Consequently, the study’s generalized conclusion does not accurately represent the effective protection of superior headgear, like the Unequal HALO.
Dr. Joseph Maroon, a prominent world renowned Neurosurgeon, noted, “the concern with generalized conclusions is all tested products are combined into one result, so the proven headgear is negatively skewed by poor headgear, causing the study’s conclusion to be misleading.”