Ankle bracing prevents acute ankle injuries in high school football players
The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Football PlayersAm J Sports Med. 2012 Jan;40(1):49-57. Epub 2011 Sep 16
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2081 high school football players were recruited from 50 different high schools to participate in this study, examining the effects of ankle bracing on acute ankle injuries over a 1 year time period. Participants were randomized to use lace up ankle bracing or no bracing for the 2010 football season. Results indicated a reduction in the incidence rate of ankle injuries in the bracing group (p<0.03...
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