These parents want to help, but what they’re inadvertently doing is punishing their son

Kids want to play sports, and with the sports comes risk.  These parents are asking if they should let their son play football, because he might get hurt.  I’m all for being safe, and minimizing the potential of an ABI, but to prevent their son from playing it is wrong.  He’ll not understand, likely resent them, all because they wanted to keep him safe.  Injuries happen, that’s inevitable, but with the right planning, the chance of that is minimized, and he’ll have fun.  If you’re faced with that decision, please trust that his/her coach will do it right, and injuries will be rare.  Let your kid have fun.