Though the apparent link between football and brain injuries continues to grow, one of the sport’s foremost personalities — University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh — claims the game has never been safer.
“I think it’s the greatest sport there is,” he told CBS. “I think it’s as safe as the sport has ever been and proper technique, proper fundamentals is important for safety. I think the game is as safe as it’s ever been.” (RELATED: High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Playoff Game)
Harbaugh’s comments come only days after the Wolverines’ starting quarterback Jake Rudock was forced to leave last week’s game against the University of Minnesota.
According to Harbaugh, Rudock had been sidelined with an unspecified torso injury, yet he hasn’t missed any practice this week and the prospect that he’ll play against Rutgers University this weekend “seems good.”