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01/30/13 Exos Braces Worn on The Forearm or Wrist Ruled are Illegal for Basketball

January 30, 2013 Basketball Blog Updates

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Our office has been contacted several time regarding the Exos Brace being worn on the forearm or wrist.  
 
NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5 article 2a states:
A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding substance, such as, but not limited to, leather, plaster, plastic, or metal shall not be worn on the elbow, hand, finger/thumb, wrist or forearm; even though covered in soft padding.
 
Because the dial is plastic this brace cannot be worn during competition.  We were able to confirm this ruling in a phone conversation today with the NFHS office.  
 
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