protective equipment

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protective equipment

equipment which has been developed and recommended for many different sports in order to help prevent and reduce the severity of injuries where research has identified a high risk of injury in a particular sport or recreational activity. Examples include shin guards, gum shields, helmets and knee pads.
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But his chances have improved since he finally got a replacement gumshield following a trip to his specialist in Paris, whom he has to see every two or three months.
He said: "I've worn gumshields in the past pew past and I know there's different people who have worn them who have difficulties with breathing (when using one).
The actor has now been given six gumshields and told to wear them while filming stunt scenes for the pounds 60m movie at Prague's Barrandov Studios.
So I got my gumshield back in and next round I went out and flattened the bastard.
After removing his protective gumshield following Saturday's match, Ameobi told me: " I've fractured the bone above my mouth, which isn't nice, and if got a bang I'd have lost some teeth, and that was made aware to me before the game.
So much so that a solid left to the body saw Hndez grimace and spit out his gumshield for a count.
Gloves on and gumshield in, I jumped into the ring with a former army boxing champ for six minutes of pure hell.
Even putting his gumshield in at the start of each round must have been agony.
Just when it seemed Martin Johnson's misbehaving squad had done its worst, Lawes became the THIRD England player convicted of wearing an illegal gumshield.
He had Longhurst wobbling with a right hand early in the fifth and final round that sent his gumshield spinning out and the Bristol fighter benefitted from the delay while it was replaced.
Fitzgerald last week insisted that, but for wearing a gumshield, he would very likely have lost consciousness in the Grand National fall from L'Ami that has placed his riding career in doubt.