A new safety device used in IPL 2024 , RR batsman,Tom Kohler wore Q-Collar, how does it work?

Rajasthan Royals' Tom Kohler-Cadmore plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati on May 15, 2024. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images)

English batsman Tom Kohler, playing for Rajasthan Royals, wearing a Q collar, a special safety gear designed to reduce brain injury risk. This innovation reflects increasing precautions in cricket following past tragic incidents like Phillip hughes.

Rajasthan Royals have qualified this season, but English batsman Tom Kohler, who recently made his debut for Rajasthan Royals against Punjab, is in the highlight because recently he was coming on the field wearing special safety gear and a special equipment.

According to medical experts, Tom Kohler will be safe in his match against Punjab Kings. The device worn around the neck to play is known as a Q collar. In 2014, Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died tragically after being hit on the head by a ball.

More precautions regarding injuries are increasing. Tom Kohler’s wearing of special safety gear around his neck during IPL Season 17 is considered to be a part of this sequence. In such a situation, there are possibilities that more cricketers will wear this collar in the future. You can be seen playing wearing this Q collar or it is possible that BCCI may also make a rule in the future for the cricketers of Team India to play on the field wearing this special device. After all, what are the benefits? Why is it worn? Now understand this, a slight pressure is created in the neck veins of the wearer due to which the blood volume in the head increases. Due to this, the brain remains stable and its movement is minimized during injury.

The Q collar reduces the chances of brain injury by increasing the blood volume in the head. In simple language, the Q collar absorbs the shock of injury. Due to this, the wearer also gets less pain. Tom Kohler had used the Q collar in The Hundred tournament before IPL. Also, before cricket, it has also been used by players of football, baseball and America’s NFL, i.e., National Football League.

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Nowadays, fielders and umpires are also often seen wearing protection gears on the field. Nowadays in the game of cricket, head injury is also taken very seriously, for example – the physio goes and checks whether the player’s mental state is normal or not, whether he is in playing condition or not, and this tells us that the safety of the player should always be the top priority.