Schutt Sports working on a 'splash shield' for football this fall

Schutt Sports is manufacturing a new splash shield that will offer some protection for football players from droplets caused by talking, sneezing and coughing in close proximity.

The lightweight, inexpensive and disposable Splash Shield will easily attach directly to the faceguard and according to Schutt will fit all configurations of football helmets.

Not only will the new splash shield fit all configurations of football helmets, but these guards are lightweight, easy to attach and clean and inexpensive enough to be disposable.

The splash shield is made of a clear optical material and has slotted tabs for ease in connecting the product to any face guard on any helmet. While the splash shield will offer some protection, it can only limit exposure to airborne droplets that the athlete encounters during play.