Most Common Football-Related Injuries

football injuriesEvery sport comes with risks. However, football is one of the most dangerous sports that one can play. One of the reasons that football is so dangerous is because it is a contact sport. Blocking, tackling, and other physical interactions can make this sport a very activity.

Every year, thousands of football players are forced to miss games because of an injury. There are a number of injuries that are common among football players.

Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. It is caused by a jolt or sudden blow to the head. Concussions are more likely to occur during football than any other sport. In fact, football accounts for 60 percent of the concussions that occur during sports. It is important to seek medical help right following a concussive event. Head injuries are often more serious than they seem. People should not return to the sport until they have been cleared by the doctor.

ACL Injuries

The anterior crucial ligament, which is also known as the ACL, is located in the knee. It can get torn or damaged if the player is hit from the rear or front.

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is a relatively minor injury. The ankle is often injured because its soft tissue is easily hurt by turning, twisting, and suddenly changing direction. The ankle can also be sprained if too much pressure is put on it.

Torn Hamstrings

Sudden bursts of speed can cause the hamstrings to tear. This injury is more likely to occur if the muscles are not warmed up.

Shoulder Tendinitis

Shoulder tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the tendons in the shoulder become inflamed. This often occurs as the result of overuse injuries, such as repeatedly throwing a football.

Contact Wagner McLaughlin

Under certain circumstances, football injuries can be the result of negligence. That is why you should call a Tampa personal injury attorney if you or one of your loved ones has been injured while playing football. We can discuss your case and help you get compensated if negligence caused your injuries.