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Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I will be happy to help you today. I'm sorry to hear that your son has only one kidney. Your question is a difficult one to answer from a medical standpoint. Yes, there is protective gear to help prevent trauma to his kidney. The decision, as a parent, could place your son in a position that could cause dialysis and or kidney transplant. There are no percentages I can provide indicating kidney damage from playing football. I was involved as a team physician for a local high school football team for about 6 years. During that time, I did not see any of the players get any serious kidney injuries. So, it would be a rare injury. The final choice rests with you the parent and your son, but if you are willing to take the chance and your son loves to play, the chances of severe injury is minimal.
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What decision did you make regarding your son playing football?
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