Arkansas sporting new ‘Speedflex’ helmets to help reduce concussions

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Bret Bielema is all about player safety; of course you already knew that by his adamant stance on the NCAA’s shelved 10-second proposal. So, it’s only logical the Hogs would roll out a new helmet designed to help protect players from concussions.

Bielema tweeted out a photo of a new Riddell Speedflex helmet the Razorbacks will wear this season.

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The helmet claims to be able to relay the significance of head impacts to the sidelines by using software.

“The Speedflex’s unique shell design is engineered to disperse energy and reduce the risk of trauma, while Riddell’s InSite Player Management Software alerts the sideline to significant, single or multiple impacts that possess attributes that may result in a possible concussion.”

With all the concussion lawsuits against the NCAA, expect more teams to roll out these helmets in the future, assuming the innovative helmet and software is effective.

Photo Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

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