Originally Posted by Chip R
It may not have to be so tragic. If insurance companies stop insuring these players because it's too great a risk, that may spell the end of youth football as we know it.
Yes, I've been thinking for quite some time that this is where we're headed.
A friend of mine from England made the observation over 10 years ago that he thought the equipment football players wear leads to more injuries than in a sport like rugby which, while it can be violent, doesn't seem to suffer from nearly as many serious injuries.