If you thought you knew the answer to protecting yourself from head trauma, it turns out you probably don’t.
The NFL has issued a new rule aimed at preventing head trauma in the league’s biggest game.
It’s called the new helmet rules and they’ll make it harder to injure your head.
And now you can use this helmet safety infographic to help you make sense of all this.
The new helmet policy, which was finalized in April and is being rolled out by the league in March, mandates that players wear helmets that have a minimum thickness of at least 16 percent of the head, or a minimum of three times the maximum thickness of the front of the helmet, for every 100 square inches of head area.
The rule is designed to ensure that the helmets are able to withstand the strain of repeated impact forces, which can cause concussions.
In a video posted on the NFL’s official YouTube channel, NFL head safety and health adviser Jonathan Givony explains the rules.
Players can wear helmets with a minimum width of 16 percent, GivONY said, but it doesn’t mean they’re required to wear the helmet that way.
“A lot of helmets have a lot of width, but they’re also designed with padding that is more than that,” Givanson said.
To help protect players, the NFL has also made it mandatory for players to wear helmets without padding.
When it comes to the size of the padding, the rule is basically the same for players, Gives a few guidelines, GIVONY said.
It’s not clear what the size or shape of the pad is for each helmet.
It depends on the size and shape of a helmet, the design of the mask, the shape of padding and how well it fits the player’s head.
So how big should the pads be?
It’s not the same as a standard helmet, GIVES a few rules to help players make the most of the new rule.
Players are not required to use padded pads on the field for the entire duration of a game, GIVE said.
But they are required to have pads that are not too large.
Players will be required to keep the pads on for a minimum amount of time.
That means players will be wearing pads on half their average number of snaps per game, but if a player is active and starts on half his normal number of plays, the team will have to replace the pads every 10 snaps.
In some cases, the padding will be removed after a player has been ruled out for a full game, according to GIVONYS.
In the case of a head injury, the helmet has to be removed when the team determines it’s unsafe.
This includes when the player is on the ground and is unable to use the helmet because of the injury.
The NFL is also allowing players to be evaluated for concussions on the sideline.
In the past, a player who was deemed to have a concussion would have to wear a mask and be given a concussion protocol.
In April, the league said that concussion protocols would now be used to determine when a player needs to be placed on the sidelines, rather than a full concussion protocol, as was the case previously.
So what happens when a helmet-wearing player has a concussion?
That’s a different question, Giversay said.
The player needs a concussion evaluation, which typically takes place in a medical center.
If the concussion evaluation finds that a player should be removed from the field, the player needs the concussion protocol to be re-evaluated.
Players with concussion protocols will not be allowed to return to play until the protocol is re-examined.
The rules also require that the pads used to protect players be able to be pulled up to the level of the brain, GINS.
That would mean the pads should be able, but not be pulled to the top.
In order to prevent head trauma to players, all players must wear helmets for the duration of the game, and players will not wear helmets at all times.
The rule is a major step forward in tackling concussions, GIVERSAY said.
Players need to wear protective equipment when participating in organized sports, GOWS, which means that they will be forced to wear at least one helmet.
Players must also wear a face shield when participating on the football field, GIDS.
That’s because helmets can be pulled into the face and can hit players in the face, GILLS.
The league has also released new helmet designs that will reduce the likelihood of a player’s face hitting a helmet.
Gives some details on the new helmets and the rules of play, which are expected to be published in the fall.
There are other rules that will change with the new rules, GOVES.
Players won’t be allowed in certain stadiums during the first half of games, GALS.
This rule change also affects the games that the league is holding before the playoffs, GVS.