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Louisville using helmets in practice

Updated: March 23, 2012, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Louisville is taking a proactive approach to preventing multiple concussions: mixed martial arts helmets.

Looking to protect players who have had previous concussions, Cardinals trainer Fred Hina came up with the idea of having them wear the padded helmets in practice.

Wearing a black lid that looks like a cross between a skateboard and motocross helmet might look a little odd, but if it helps keep the players on the floor, no one seems to mind.

"We're just ...

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