The 5 Most Devastating Sports Injuries

These ailments are tough to come back from and may land you on the sidelines for an extended period of time…

Players work hard in the gym when they train to put themselves in a position where they decrease the risk of injuries. Whether it’s through stretching, exercise techniques, or nutrition, all athletes try and minimize the chances of suffering an injury…

But no matter how hard you train, an injury can happen at any time and often without warning. Perhaps you take too quick a cut around a defender, or don’t see that linebacker coming at your back, or slip while charging at a fly ball—your season or your career could end in a snap…

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Top 10 Horrific Sports Injuries

For this list, we’re looking at the most horrific and cringe worthy injuries suffered by athletes.

 

The Seven Most Common Sports Injuries

What weekend warriors need to know about preventing and treating the seven most common sports injuries..

Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint. Suddenly stretching ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them. Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones. Strains are called “pulled muscles” for a reason: Over-stretching or overusing a muscle causes tears in the muscle fibers or tendons…

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Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a Year

It seems obvious that there would be more injuries, and more serious ones, among high school and college athletes in football or soccer or lacrosse than, say, in running or tennis. But, how many more, and at what economic cost?

The savings — which include estimates of medical costs and time lost — could be as much as $1.5 billion per year for colleges and $19.2 billion per year for high schools. And that takes into account only the immediate consequences of an injury, a paper by the researchers says, not the long-term effects of concussions or repeated jarring of the brain in collisions. Or the repercussions of ligament tears, which can lead to a greater than 50 percent risk of arthritis a decade later, said Dr. Mininder Kocher, a professor of orthopedics at Harvard Medical School…

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Dealing With Sports Injuries: Which Ones Can Make or Break Your Career?

Sports injuries range from mild sprains that can sideline athletes for a short period of time to serious injuries that can require extensive treatment and possibly end a sports career.

Dealing with sports injuries might only require rest and limited activity to heal, but some can make it impossible for you to continue playing. Learn more about which injuries are temporary setbacks that can be overcome with treatment from a sports injury doctors…

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Top Sports Medicine Doctors to Follow on Twitter

Another great way to focus more on physical activity is to follow sports medicine thought leaders on social media channels like Twitter. Here are some of the top sports medicine doctors recommended by Castle Connolly…

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