Kneepads are used to protect the knees from blows and abrasions. They do not protect against cartilage or ligament damage.
The pads should be constructed of molded closed-cell foam with a vented air pocket on the underside next to the knee to cushion the shock. The pads fit into a reversible pocket in the football pant and should fit properly to protect the knee from damage.
The kneepad is an important form of protection that should not be neglected.
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