The President of the German Society for Neurosurgery and Director of the Clinic for General Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Cologne considers this necessary because of the increasing athletics of the game, as he said to the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” (Tuesday). “This increasingly leads to head injuries, as we know them from American football and English rugby. The players have been wearing helmets and head protection there for a long time. In football, this is still largely missing, but I think it will come to us” said Goldbrunner, who is one of the leading neurosurgeons in the country.
Goldbrunner suggests protective caps on how they have already used or still use the former world goalkeeper Petr Cech or the German second division professional Klaus Gjasula.
severe head injuries in the Bundesliga
Most recently, professionals from Arminia Bielefeld had suffered head injuries on three match days, last weekend Jonas Hector hit it from 1. FC Köln. According to Goldbrunner, the existing problem becomes clear in this current case. After a collision, Hector had returned to the game with a turban despite a bleeding head wound. Since dizziness occurred after a few minutes, he left the place again. “These pictures were enough for me to be able to say: Jonas Hector had a concussion. And not a very small one,” said Goldbrunner.