Joanna wrote to The Hockey Paper following an injury to her 17-year-old son on the hockey pitch and says head protection should be worn at all times
The subject of safety on the hockey field is completely ignored. A mouth guard doesn’t protect much against a flying hard ball or hockey stick.
Last month, my 17-year-old son had to be operated on for a jaw fracture from a flying ball during a match. He was playing as he does at weekends and received a ball full on against his jaw. This was on the field, not during a penalty corner.
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