If you watched the 2014 NFC Championship game, you remember NaVorro Bowman's catastrophic injury.
During the fourth quarter of a tightly contested battle between Bowman's San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, Bowman's left knee suffered an impact that tore both his ACL and MCL. It was a gruesome sight that led many to wonder whether Bowman could ever be the same type of player again. After all, this was a guy who had amassed three consecutive first-team All-Pro selections. Can a player really be expected to return to greatness after such a devastating, debilitating injury?
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After sitting out all of 2014 to rehab, Bowman returned with a vengeance last season. He appeared in all 16 games and looked every bit the player he was pre-injury. Bowman made a league-best 154 tackles and was once again named a first-team All-Pro.
How was Bowman able to come back so strong? He rehabbed like a beast. One especially important tool in his rehab process was the DonJoy A22 Knee Brace, which provided him the ideal combination of mobility and support. "When I was unsure about recovery from my knee injury in 2014, I put my trust in DonJoy to help me fully recover," said Bowman. "As I go into the 2016 season, I know DonJoy Performance has me protected."
Bowman recently became the official face of DonJoy DEFENDER Skin, a breathable, flexible adhesive second skin that can be placed practically anywhere on the body that needs protection. DEFENDER Skin is designed to defend the body against cuts, scrapes, burns, pain and bruising often associated with impact and abrasion of rigorous sports. DEFENDER Skin gives Bowman the confidence he needs to attack offenses play after play.
DEFENDER Skin is available in 3-feet rolls of 2-inch or 4-inch width and worn by athletes in team sports, outdoor sports, fitness and action sports. You can learn more about DonJoy Performance and DEFENDER products at DonJoyPerformance.com.
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