Green Bay Packers right tackle, Bryan Bulaga, praises a DonJoy knee brace for protecting him during game day

We always love hearing how our products are fighting the good fight when it comes to protecting athletes from injury. Green Bay Packers right tackle, Bryan Bulaga, says he believes his DonJoy knee brace saved him from another ACL tear while playing in the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. While the medical reports haven’t confirmed it yet, he believes his knee brace saved him.

The DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint hinge is great for football players and reduces the strain on the ACL by distributing the weight load on the ligament, making it comfortable to wear while protecting ligaments. The brace also reduces the amount of time the knee is in an at-risk position to protect the knee. The flexion angles of the brace can be adjusted to your comfort level and recovery requirements giving you the level of protection you’re looking for.

We can be sure that the DonJoy knee brace will be a part of his regular equipment when he suits up for all of his games this season. We wish Bryan Bulaga a speedy recovery! Read the story here.

Best Knee Brace for Football Players

A football player will use nearly every part of their body while they’re on the field. Football players are especially prone to knee injuries so it’s wise to wear a knee brace so you keep out of the medic tent all season. Even if you’re not currently injured, wearing a knee brace significantly reduces the chances of suffering from knee ligament injuries. Our trained experts recommend the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge for football players as it’s been proven to protect the knee. In fact, 23 of the AP Top 25 NCAA football teams reply on DonJoy knee braces to protect their athletes from ligament injuries.

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The DonJoy Armor with FourcePoint Hinge is great for players treating, recovering from and preventing moderate to severe ACL instabilities, hyperextension, and more. The knee brace reduces the strain on the ACL by distributing the load on the ligament, making it comfortable to wear while preventing tearing and protecting ligaments. The brace also reduces the amount of time the knee is in an at-risk position, protecting the knee and keeping you off the bench. No matter where you’re at in recovery or the level of protection you’re looking for, the flexion angles of the brace can be adjusted to your comfort level and recovery requirements.

Constructed of aircraft aluminum, the brace is extremely lightweight and undeniably strong so you can run, jump and cut the field as you normally would without the risk of injury. Whether you’re treating an existing injury or just want to protect your knee from hyperextension, this knee brace will protect and stabilize your ligaments on and off the field.

Football players have a higher risk of tearing their ACL. By proactively learning about ACL injuries, you can be one step ahead in learning how to prevent the injury, recognize the symptoms in the off-chance you think you have torn your ACL, and how to recover because recovery is possible! Learn about the different ACL braces as a starting point, secondly, work on strengthening the surrounding muscles, ensuring that you warm-up and cooldown properly before and after practices and games, and rest and recover.

Protect Your ACL During Sports

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the most commonly injured knee ligament during sports and other physical activities. It is susceptible to tearing during sharp turns, pivoting or twisting of the leg. ACL tears often occur during activities that involve a lot of running.

Wearing knee braces that offer ACL protection may help prevent ACL tears and other similar injuries. The best ACL knee brace is the DonJoy Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge. The unique technology in this hinge makes this knee brace the only one proven to decreases your chances of a non-contact ACL injury by over 50%. It applies pressure on your knee joint in four places, which helps prevent your knee from unnatural movement that causes ligament tears. Plus it’s extremely lightweight and doesn’t get in your way when you’re playing sports.

ACL injuries can take you out of the game for an entire season. Don’t get caught playing sports without knee protection. Check out the DonJoy Armor FourcePoint today!