Types of Injuries in Sports


There are many different types of injuries a person can incur from playing sports. There are 2 general types of injuries. The first is referred to as acute traumatic injuries, which result from a single blow of force. Common acute traumatic injuries include bone fractures, contusions (bruises), muscle/ tendon strains, ligament sprains, abrasions (scrapes) and lacerations (deep cut). The other type is a chronic injury. Chronic injuries occur overtime, usually from repetitive training, running, and others. Stress fractures (tiny cracks in the bone) and tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon) are examples of chronic injuries.