We are in the middle of NHL Playoffs; player injury and equipment safety are top of mind as studies on concussions and long-term injuries are released. We have an expert from the McGill Ice Hockey Research Lab who is available for interviews.
Dr. David J. Pearsall
david.pearsall [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-4184 Ext. 09976 [Office]
514-398-4184 Ext. 0583 [Laboratory]
“Concussions are becoming a bigger and bigger part of sports – especially contact sports like football and hockey,” says David Pearsall, Co-Director of the McGill Ice Hockey Research Group and an expert in biomechanics. “Athletes are getting bigger, faster and stronger and the collisions are becoming increasingly violent. While helmet design has become more sophisticated over the years, nothing can guard against concussion 100 per cent.”
McGill Reporter Story from April 13, 2015