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Panthers' Kuechly Wearing Experimental Device He Hopes Protects Him From Brain Damage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 11 / 17

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly during yesterday's game against the 49ers wore a "thin band that circles around the back of his neck" called a Q Collar that "just might save his brain," according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Kuechly during the preseason became the "first NFL player to wea...

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NFL Teams Using New Technology To Film Practice

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Strivr Working On NFL Ref Training In VR

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Microsoft Launches New Sports Performance Platform

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