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    • SamJ35
    • By SamJ35 16th Apr 18, 9:47 AM
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    Chest guard/protector for football
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:47 AM
    Chest guard/protector for football 16th Apr 18 at 9:47 AM
    Odd request - I'm looking for a chest protector or something similar that I can wear under a shirt when playing football. I had heart surgery in 2012 and whilst all looking good, I have metal wires in my chest. I've had a few occasions where an impact to my chest has been painful - what feels like the ends of the wire impacting inside of the skin

    Safe to say, I'm not overly keen on a football or a flailing elbow impacting my chest without some sort of protection - so looking for some solutions. I haven't played for a while but desperate to get back into it!

    Only things I can find really are US baseball undershirts with sternum protection (little pricey ($50/$80) + shipping from US + potential customs), or overly heavy paintballing/American Football gear! Need something lightweight but provides enough protection and, as per, is as "money saving" as possible. Anything like this in the UK?
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    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 16th Apr 18, 10:18 AM
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    Try martial arts stuff for chest guards. Or some rugby shirts have sternum protection, if it is large enough.
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    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 16th Apr 18, 10:54 PM
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    I find when I play football that a good sports bra helps avoid chest pains as does the adrenaline in a match situation! It's often a case of "when did I get that knock?".. Joking aside, are your pains localised, in which case I was thinking you could tape on padded dressings in the appropriate places?
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