Wycombe Wanderers’ club doctor has pioneered a new form of shin pads that have been worn by numerous footballers across the globe.

Bob Sangar, who is in his fifth season at Adams Park, co-created Smart Armor - a new protective guard to help athletes shield their shins when playing contact sports.

The doctor launched the company with his business partner, Krishan Hundal, with each Wycombe player being given a pair of the Smart Armor Pro S1 elite shin pads.

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Bob said: “My experiences of working in football have taught me a lot about how players look after themselves, and together with Krishan, we identified a real area of concern.

“Players don’t like wearing shin pads because they’re often uncomfortable and hot due to the limitations of fit and the materials used.

Bucks Free Press: Krishan Hundal and Sam Vokes with the shinpads at Wycombe's training groundKrishan Hundal and Sam Vokes with the shinpads at Wycombe's training ground (Image: Wycombe Wanderers)

“It’s fantastic that Wycombe Wanderers have become our first official partner.

“The support of the players and staff along the way has led to a footballing innovation that could help so many other players. 

“This is a club that embraces innovation and likes to pioneer new technology.

“We now have some top-flight players wearing the Smart Armor shin pad, so when Wycombe fans and staff see it being worn by players at the very top of the game, they can take pride in knowing Wycombe Wanderers were a part of the story.

Bucks Free Press: Jack Young with Krishan HundalJack Young with Krishan Hundal (Image: Wycombe Wanderers)

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“We genuinely feel this could become a market-leading product in the world of football.”

The shinpads were worn by some players during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as individuals across the EFL pyramid