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Football equipment manufacturers look to improve helmets


October 13, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the nation's largest football equipment manufacturers is testing new helmet designs, as the Illinois company and its competitors try to create a safer helmet.

Riddell is filtering resources into research and development to test the limits of helmets' protective capabilities, the Chicago Tribune reported. Other sports equipment companies, including Schutt and Vicis, have joined the effort.

Scientific evidence shows a connection between concussions and other less-severe head injuries in football players to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The degenerative brai...

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