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No helmet can eliminate concussions

Updated: November 12, 2010, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

As Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson prepared to return last weekend from his second concussion in less than a year, he was given a special, new helmet. While he hoped to be better protected, the helmet's maker certainly wouldn't -- and couldn't -- guarantee Jackson will be completely safe from brain injuries.

The truth is, no helmet can provide that sort of absolute protection in the NFL, where there's an average of 1 to two concussions in each game.

In a series of interviews ...

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