Attention Contact Flag Football Players! Researchers Suggest Ways to Prevent Injury

Kaplan and colleagues (2012) recently published suggestions in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine to reduce the number of moderate to severe injuries among contact flag football players. Recommendations include the following:

1) Enforce the no-pocket rule on players’ pants to avoid injuries to hands and fingers.

2) Wear safety headgear.

3) Use mouth guards that are self-fitting.

4) Wear ankle braces.

5) Make new blocking rules for the game.

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