A 100g ball being leathered at 25mph would hit with the same force as a 50g ball being hit at 50mph. The repeated impacts seem to be a problem, and it’s probably safer to limit the exposure while more tests are run and A greater understanding of the issue is achieved.I understand why they are banning it at that age however the cases of ex players with dementia have in the main been from a different era where footballs were a bit different in that they were massive heavy fvckers. Modern footballs are much lighter and im not sure the same risk is there although there may be more studies that prove they are still a danger.
Its part of the risk of playing the sport imo. How does boxing or even rugby get round this type of thing for example?
Tbh if kids are seeing the pro's headering a ball they are still going to do it.