Football face-mask removal with a cordless screwdriver on helmets used for at least one season of play.

@article{Decoster2005FootballFR,
  title={Football face-mask removal with a cordless screwdriver on helmets used for at least one season of play.},
  author={Laura C. Decoster and Chandra P Shirley and Erik E. Swartz},
  journal={Journal of athletic training},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={169-73}
}
CONTEXT The Inter-Association Task Force for the Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete recommends leaving a football player's helmet in place and removing the face mask from the helmet "as quickly as possible and with as little movement of the head and neck as possible." Although 2 groups have studied face-mask removal from new equipment, to our knowledge no researchers have investigated equipment that has been previously used. A full season of play may have a significant effect on… CONTINUE READING

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