Football Knee Braces

No matter how hard you train, an injury can sideline you for the season... or for good. The key to staying in the game is injury prevention. Football places a large amount of impact on your knees. ACL braces are essential because playing football puts your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) at risk for injury. Football players put an extra amount of pressure on their knees because of all the tackling, sharp turning, and lateral movement in this sport. All this movement can move your tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) in ways that overstretch and strain the ligaments in the knee. A football knee brace helps reduce the chances of this happening, and keeps you on the field longer and your body healthier. Our bracing experts recommend these knee braces for football players. Need additional help selecting a brace? Check our guide to football knee braces or use our guided tool, Brace Advisor, for recommendations based on any previous injury, injury prevention and level of activity.

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Preventing Injuries with Knee Braces for Football Players

One of the keys to helping prevent a knee injury while playing football is to ensure that you have selected the proper knee brace for your need and position. Using our guide to football knee braces, you will learn about knee braces for existing or previous injuries like ACL, LCL, PCL, and MCL instabilities or tears, braces for linemen, braces to help prevent hyperextension, custom knee braces for those looking for the most durable support and more.

Are you or your child dealing with a torn ACL and want to get back on the field? Check out our infographic on ACL Injuries and our 3-part series on football injuries: what are they, how to prevent them and how to treat them including how wearing an ACL brace during football will help.

Need to buy your child a brace? Review this guide on how to purchase your athlete a knee brace for playing football.

Reviews on Knee Braces for Football

From Blake, about DonJoy Defiance: "I bought this knee brace a little over 2 years ago because I had severe knee pain as a high school football player. I bought this brace and wore it for about 8 months and NOW i don't even have to wear it anymore! It's as almost as if the brace fixed my knee! INCREDIBLE!"

From Schrock53, about DonJoy FullForce: "Wore this brace during football while I had a torn ACL and it felt almost as if I didn't have a torn ACL. This brace was everything and more than what I expected it to be like. Thanks Donjoy for allowing me to finish my senior season of football."

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