NFL engineers and sports equipment company Oakley are testing prototypes of modified facemasks that may contain surgical or N95 material, the NFLPA’s medical director said Monday.

Speaking on Monday’s The Adam Schefter Podcast, Thom Mayer said “there will probably be a recommendation” that the NFL will use such masks when it returns to play.

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Mayer said he wasn’t sure exactly how the modifications would look, but he acknowledged that it is realistic to think that the new designs could cover a player’s entire facemask, and that the engineers were working on all such a design might entail.

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