Jun 30, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scoring with a diving header against Spain on June 13, 2014.
NYT: Can you imagine soccer without headers? Without Robin van Persie’s magnificent goal against Spain?
Nobody is suggesting that, but a group of former American professional players is trying to warn parents, coaches and governing bodies of the risk of brain injuries from heading the ball, recommending that players shouldn’t do it until they are in high school.
Is this a good campaign? Should children head the ball? What can be done to reduce the risk for injury?