Sports are a popular way to exercise, be part of a team, and to compete. However, these activities also have inherent dangers when players collide or other kinds of accidents occur. In some cases, an athlete’s head can be hit, which can cause damage to the brain.
Athletes can run the risk of sustaining a brain injury in youth sports all the way to the elite level. While protocols and equipment can help protect athletes, these methods are able to be improved because brain injuries still occur. Recently, the FDA authorized marketing of the Q-Collar, which may help protect athletes from suffering the debilitating effects of multiple impacts to the head.