A new piece of equipment tolerated by the CFL

A new piece of equipment tolerated by the CFL
A new piece of equipment tolerated by the CFL

The Canadian Football League (CFL) is following suit initiated by the NFL a few weeks ago: players will be able to wear Guardian-type helmet covers in the middle of a match.


Posted at 1:49 p.m.

The League made the announcement on Tuesday, via press release, as part of the new health and safety measures for 2024.

Already mandatory in training for receivers and defensive backs, this oversized protective helmet has helped reduce the number of concussions by 42% during training camps in 2023, according to data provided by the CFL.

With this same perspective, the League makes it compulsory to wear a mouthguard to “reduce the risk of orofacial injuries and the risk of concussion”.

The CFL thus becomes the first professional league in North America to require its players to wear mouthguards.

In the report, there is also mention of the tolerated use of GPS tracking on athletes during training to more adequately improve “injury prevention”, “load management” and “rehabilitation monitoring”.

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