NFL Star NaVorro Bowman Joins DonJoy Performance to Promote On-Field Protection | Athletic Business

NFL Star NaVorro Bowman Joins DonJoy Performance to Promote On-Field Protection

Source: DonJoy Performance

3-Time Pro Bowl Linebacker Trusts DonJoy To Keep Him Healthy and In the Game for the 2016 NFL Season

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 14, 2016) – DonJoy Performance, the consumer division of leading global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management DJO Global, Inc. announces today the addition of San Francisco 49er’s linebacker NaVorro Bowman to its roster of professional athletes. Bowman will serve as the face of the DonJoy Performance DEFENDER line to promote on-field protection for players of all ages.

Bowman’s introduction to DonJoy came after his career-altering injuring in the 2014 NFC Championship. After suffering a torn MCL and ACL in the left knee, leaving him unsure of his future on the field, Bowman turned to the DonJoy A22 Knee Brace and diligent rehab to get back in the game. He was able to return to play for the 2015 season, finishing with a career-high and NFL-leading 154 tackles.

As the face of the DEFENDER line, Bowman will promote the use of DEFENDER Skin, the most flexible and versatile form of protection available to athletes today. DEFENDER Skin is a uniquely engineered, breathable adhesive second-skin designed to defend the body against cuts, scrapes, burns, pain and bruising often associated with impact and abrasion of rigorous sports.

“When I was unsure about recovery from knee injury in 2014, I put my trust in DonJoy to help me fully recover. As I go into the 2016 season, I know DonJoy Performance has me protected,” said Bowman.

“Having NaVorro as the face of DEFENDER couldn't be a more perfect fit. As one of the hardest working linebackers in the NFL, it's imperative that he is protected on the field. We are proud to add him to our roster of athletes that trust DonJoy to keep them in the game and playing to their fullest potential,“ said Charlie Setzler, GM, DonJoy Performance.

DEFENDER Skin is available in 3’ rolls of 2” or 4” width and worn by athletes in team sports, outdoor sports, fitness, and action sports. You can learn more about DonJoy Performance and DEFENDER products at

Social Media:

Facebook: @DonJoyPerformance

Instagram: @donjoyperformance

Twitter: @DonJoyPerformX

Hashtags: #TrustDonjoy #DonJoyPerformance


DJO Consumer is the retail and direct-to-consumer arm of DJO Global Inc., the recognized leader in bracing and supports, and the largest orthopedic rehabilitation company in the world. Under the DonJoy Performance brand, the consumer division delivers functional sports medicine and protective solutions straight to the consumer in order to help athletes, sport enthusiasts and everyday active lifestyle consumers achieve peak performance, and stay healthy and active. DonJoy Performance products leverage the considerable medical invention and innovation resources of DJO Global, while delivering thoughtfully designed styles. The DonJoy Performance mission proudly reflects the legacy of its parent company and is designed to help athletes stay in the game. For more information, visit


DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMFTM, Compex®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit

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