WHY SHOULD I WEAR A KNEE BRACE WHILE PLAYING AFL?
AFL is known for its high level of physical body contact. Some of the most common forms of injury while playing AFL include runner’s knee, hamstring strain, ACL strain and contusion.
By not wearing any protection except for the occasional mouth guard, players are at a high risk of injury. Common causes include collision, overuse, unstable landings and sharp movement.
According to AFL Injury Survey, knee injuries have the highest occurrence and recurrence rate.
Take a look at Warringah Rugby Club player Tyson Davis who underwent surgery after an AFL game. He was fitted with Bauerfeind compression and supports for faster recovery and improved performance. Bauerfeind helped him get back on the ground within 54 days, what would usually have taken 3-4 months.
HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A KNEE INJURY DURING AFL?
Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of an AFL injury by providing enhanced stability and proprioception.
Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weaved medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces.
This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to handball, hospital kick, and score goals.