06 June 2013

MUHC: Turbans a safety risk? Nonsense.

Turbans a safety risk? Nonsense.

MONTREAL — In the last decade, the trauma department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital has seen more than 10,000 injuries from organized soccer activities — and not one of them was caused by a turban.
Even scouring the data from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, a national database, doesn’t turn up a single soccer-related injury involving a turban.
But Debbie Friedman, the director of trauma at the Children’s, says there have been plenty of injuries — and even some deaths — caused by improperly anchored goalie nets, coaches not spotting a concussed player, lack of shin pads or improper footwear ...

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