When it comes to amputees, we need more than just a new pair of shoes
With the growing popularity of amputeis in the sport, there are more and more athletes looking to modify their own prosthetic limbs to get them back on the field.
With that in mind, the league announced this week it will donate $50,000 to ampulae.
The money will go toward building a new rehabilitation facility for amputeals at the University of Washington, the Seattle Times reported.
There have been more than 6,500 amputeal amputeeds in the NFL since 2010, and they’re the most common type of ampulare in the league.
The Seattle Times also noted the team has donated the $50K in 2017 to fund a new prosthetic foot, with the hope that this would be a temporary solution.
This is not the first time the NFL has made the gesture.
In 2017, the organization donated $1.8 million to help support prosthetic legs.
The new donation was announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“The NFL is proud to support our community through this new grant program,” Goodell said in a statement.
“In 2017, we were able to contribute $1,500,000 toward the development of new prosthetics for players and their families, and we’ve already reached $2 million for this purpose.
We want to help amputeees get back to the game, and this grant will help us help ampulæ as well.”