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What is a Q collar and why do NFL players wear it?
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard was seen wearing a Q collar this weekend, which raised the curiosity of several NFL fans.
"A Q Collar is a patented device by the company Q30 that received FDA approval in 2021. Before that, it was worn experimentally by players such as Luke Kuechly.
The Q collar creates a little kink in the jugular vein that increases the flow of blood to the brain.
That extra blood serves as a cushion to the brain when the players are in action."
"Why do NFL players wear Q collars?The phenomenon explained above makes all the difference to NFL players who are at a heightened risk of concussion."
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