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WHAT IS AMERICAN FOOTBALL?
Known simply as ‘football’ in its birthplace, the United States, this American sport has grown in popularity internationally in recent years. The game is played between two teams consisting of 11 players on each side, with the aim to score points using an oval shaped ball.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL
There are numerous health benefits associated with playing American football and this including improving your heart rate and blood pressure, increasing your muscle mass, reducing your body fat and can increase your speed, stamina and strength.
COMMON INJURIES OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL
American Football is a full contact or collision sport and contact can include hitting, full-body blocking and tackling and for this reason on-field injuries are common. According to the US Center for Sports Medicine, the top ten most likely injuries in the sport are sprained ligaments, concussion, torn ligaments, major bruising, muscle strains (most commonly hamstring or quadricep), fractures, nerve damage, torn cartilage and lacerations.
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SPORTS ACCIDENT INSURANCE
General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of Sports Accident Insurance for American Football players, providing cash benefits for injuries sustained on the field including broken bones and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury sustained whilst travelling to and from a scheduled game, training session or competition or during an organised tour.
SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for both semi-professional and professional American Football players offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with essential cover for sports-related injuries.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative for those who play American Football as a hobby, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are looking for cover on a budget or if you are looking for comprehensive levels of protection.