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In sports today, big hits and fighting seems to be a source of worship for most spectators. From events like boxing to football, most people only focus on the protective side of the issue when it comes to injuries, but fail to look at the big picture. Therefore, the lack of protection in sports is not the cause of injuries in athletes; instead useless protective gear and the athlete’s behavior are the causes of injuries to a player.
Protective gear provides no safeguard against injuries. Many organizations preach “protection for athletes,” but they orate fiction. In reality, “Helmets, mouth guards do nothing to prevent concussions, report says” (Livingstone S2). Players rely too much on equipment, when in fact, protective gear is useless. Sports have protection, yet injuries still occur. Sports such as football contain protection ranging from mouth guards to knee-pads, however there are multiple injuries sustained. This example shows that protective equipment is insufficient to athletes.
This protective gear is of no use to athletes. Most of their important gear, such as helmets and …
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