Teen Recovering From Brain Injury Models New Pitching Helmet to Protect Others

Teen Recovering From Brain Injury Models New Pitching Helmet to Protect Others

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pitchers-helmet-gunner-sandburg-videoGunnar Sandberg, who recently returned to his high school baseball diamond after nearly dying from a line drive off his skull a year ago, introduced a new helmet prototype that he hopes will become standard equipment for youth leagues nationwide.

 

Monday, the Easton-Bell sporting goods company commemorated the one year anniversary of Sandberg’s injury, which left him in a coma for two months, by gifting him with a prototype of a “pitchers helmet” inspired by Sandberg’s near fatal accident. The lightweight helmet might be on store shelves by year’s end.

(READ the story in the Mercury News)

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