The NFL Players Association and the NFL Players Players Association of America are working on a joint proposal that would allow players to wear plastic bracelets, dental dams and other medical devices in the field during the NFL season.
According to a statement from the NFLPA, the proposed change would allow the NFL to allow players with a pacemaker, a heart valve, a lung, a larynx or an esophagus to wear the devices during their game.
The NFLPA also announced it would vote on the proposal this summer.
The proposal, which was first reported by the AP, would allow teams to ban the use of medical devices during games if the device has a medical purpose.
The NFLPA said it wants to create “a level playing field for players, trainers and medical professionals,” and the proposal would allow for the use and recovery of any medical device during games.
The announcement comes on the heels of the NFL’s announcement last week that it would allow a small number of players to use the NFLIDs to prevent the spread of H1N1.
The team will be limited to 10 players for each game.
The move was prompted by the emergence of the H1K1 vaccine and has been a boon for the NFL.