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What can I do to help prevent neck injuries in football?

Collars can be added to shoulder pads to help prevent neck injuries, but they only decrease one motion. Tackling with good technique is the best way to prevent neck injury in football.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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