The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

The average soccer player heads the ball 12 times in a game, and each header carries up to 100g acceleration – enough to cause serious brain damage. New research from Purdue University shows that deflating balls to pressures on the lower end of ranges enforced by soccer governing bodies, and replacing them when they get wet, have the potential to reduce head injuries by 20%. Click here to watch a video of the research findings.