View Full Version : Roethlisberger finds helmet too small

01-08-2009, 03:33 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a swollen head, an issue that has troubled many NFL quarterbacks. Only this time, it's not the result of too many commercial endorsements, a big contract or too much fan praise.

When the Steelers quarterback resumed practicing this week, he realized his helmet didn't fit right. He sustained a concussion Dec. 28 against Cleveland, and spent last week getting over headaches associated with the hit.

"I had a little headache after putting the helmet on because it was so tight," Roethlisberger said Wednesday. "But we'll deal with it and move on."

After receiving a concussion during the 2006 season, Roethlisberger declined to switch to a newer style of helmet designed to better protect against concussions. He apparently has not switched helmets this time, either, preferring to stay with the model he has traditionally worn.

Roethlisberger has had three concussions in three years, one in the June 2006 motorcycle accident in which he was seriously injured while not wearing a helmet. He has not been spotted riding a motorcycle in public since.

Roethlisberger sat out the second half of the Cleveland game, but will return Sunday for the Steelers' AFC divisional game against San Diego.

So does anyone know if the helmet being to small would contribute to concussions or is it just uncomfortable?

01-08-2009, 03:36 PM
If you wear a bigger helmet theres more cushion. That's what I've found. The only problem I have with wearing a bigger helmet is that it's looser and moves around more when you run

I like them tight because it feels better

01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Yea I have always like my helmets a little small for the same reason as you but I always thought that a smaller helmet would give you more protection because your head wont move around in it.

01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Already posted: http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=518563#post518563