Trailblazing soccer legend Briana Scurry inspires

From the Washington Blade

Scurry, now fully recovered, talks about her traumatic brain injury to educate soccer players, coaches, and parents about concussions.

“There’s more research now about ways to help protect players from concussions,” she said. Headbands would help protect players against concussions, Scurry said. “Some of the players won’t wear headbands,” she added, “because it would be perceived as weakness.”

Shin guards used to be voluntary, and players didn’t wear them, Scurry said.

“But after FIFA mandated them, players wore them,” she said. “The same thing would happen if FIFA mandated headbands.”

June 8, 2022
By Kathi Wolfe


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