Advertisement

Why are fewer athletes wearing collars to protect them from neck injuries?

These collars are sometimes called cowboy collars. Some players feel as though wearing a cowboy collar restricts their neck motion and interferes with their ability to play their sport.

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

Continue Learning about Sports & Athletic Performance

Sports Physicals 101: Who Needs Them and Why
Sports Physicals 101: Who Needs Them and Why
For many students, the back to school routine usually involves seeing their doctor for a yearly checkup. Once kids reach middle school, high school an...
Read More
How young can an athlete start training for sports performance?
Jay Morgan, NASM Elite TrainerJay Morgan, NASM Elite Trainer
There is not set age to begin SPT due to individualism. It is important no matter what the age that ...
More Answers
Calories Elite Athletes Burn During Summer Sports
Calories Elite Athletes Burn During Summer SportsCalories Elite Athletes Burn During Summer SportsCalories Elite Athletes Burn During Summer SportsCalories Elite Athletes Burn During Summer Sports
Learn how many calories top athletes might burn playing these summer games.
Start Slideshow
Does the Athletic Challenge for Peak Performance Translate to Common Goals for Everyone?
Does the Athletic Challenge for Peak Performance Translate to Common Goals for Everyone?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.