Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
ZAMST, a leader in high-performance sports protective equipment, announced today a worldwide endorsement deal with professional basketball star Stephen Curry. Widely considered to be one of today’s best young basketball players, Curry has battled persistent ankle injuries over the past two seasons limiting his time on the basketball court.
In May of 2011, he underwent surgery to repair two ligaments in his right ankle but re-injured the ankle halfway into the 2012-13 basketball season missing his team’s final 28 games. This past April, Curry underwent a second surgery on his right ankle to have loose debris and scar tissue removed. Despite these setbacks, Curry has averaged of 17.5 points, 5.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals through his first three seasons in the league.
“Stephen is a tremendous young talent whose rise to superstardom has been delayed due to unfortunate lingering ankle injuries,” said Bryan Smeltzer, general manager of ZAMST US. “Our product line was created to help players like Stephen stabilize their injury and provide them with both the physical and mental confidence to play without limitations. We look forward to providing Stephen the support product’s he needs to continue performing at an elite level, and watching him develop into one of the league’s premier point guards. Our Precision Engineered Support products protect and reinforce the elite athletes of the world, and we are proud to have Stephen on our team “.
ZAMST is a premier bracing and support company that has been providing elite athletes across the world with prevention and injury solutions since 1992. With a heritage in the medical field, the company has created its product line through a rigorous development process, which includes in-depth consultation with doctors, trainers and elite athletes to ensure high performance functionality.
After spending this past summer rehabbing his ankle, Curry was cleared to play full-contact basketball with the help of the ZAMST A2-DX ankle brace prior to the opening of pro basketball training camp in October. The A2-DX is built with unique EXO-Grid rigid guards which restrict both inversion and eversion, while x-straps provide enhanced anterior, lateral and medial stability of the ankle.
“Over the past two seasons, I’ve used a lot of different braces to help reinforce my right ankle,” said Curry. “The ZAMST A2-DX is the only product that has given me the full confidence to play without the fear of re-injuring my ankle.”
After a strong pre-season showing, Curry’s team extended his contract for an additional four years illustrating the confidence they have in his rehabilitated ankle. Curry has started every game of the 2012-13 pro basketball season thus far, playing more than 35 minutes per game. He is currently averaging over 17 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
As part of the endorsement deal, Curry will be used internationally for in-store, print and online marketing activities for ZAMST. Per company policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
ZAMST is a market leading brand of sports protective equipment, and used by professionals athletes worldwide. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products, featuring anatomically correct designs, high performance materials and superior construction. ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX Co., Ltd (Tokyo, JAPAN) with privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Newport Beach, CALIFORNIA), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, FRANCE) and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC). For more information, call toll free 877-ZAMST-US (877-926-7887) or visit http://www.ZAMST.us.
Zamst PR/Media Contact: Laura Cleveland, Marketing Manager : 877-926-7887 x713