Sports Injuries

Athletes in all sports risk injury, whether from contact in the sport or from overuse. The most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments, which connect bones together) and strains (injury to tendons, which connect muscles to bones). These are caused when abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscles. Other injuries include pulled muscles and, more rarely, broken bones. General guidelines to reduce the risk of injury include taking time off between seasons, taking breaks during practices, wearing the right gear, strengthening your muscles, increasing flexibility, playing safely, stopping when you feel pain and avoiding heat injury. Find out how to remain injury-free with advice and suggestions from the nation's elite coaches and athletes.

Latest in Sports Injuries

9 of the Most Ridiculous Off-Field Athlete Injuries of All Time

Freak sports injuries can happen at any time. Whether a player suffers a torn ACL during a sack celebration or breaks a finger hitting a teammate'...

The 7 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

Why the Traditional Procedure for a Torn Meniscus Can Lead to a Lifetime of Pain (And The Smarter Approach Pro Athletes Favor)

Your meniscus is important. Two pads of cartilage wedged between your shin and thigh bones, the meniscus works to absorb shock, distribute load and...

4 Ways to Stay Productive While Recovering From a Concussion

Being sidelined with a concussion is frustrating. There's nothing to ice, no surgery to schedule and no physical therapy to endure, which can leave yo...

Latest Videos in Sports Injuries

The 15 Winter Olympic Sports

A quick overview of the events you'll see during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

3-Point Shooting Drills with Maya Moore

2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore shows you the 3-point shooting drills that make her more accurate and better conditioned.

The Quarterback Retreat: An Inside Look at One of The World's Most Prestigious QB Training Camps

Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson's annual two-day camp features some of the nation's best college signal-callers tutoring the next generation of QBs.

Steve Clarkson's Quarterback Training: Offseason Improvement

Some of the nation's top college QBs discuss their offseason improvements at Steve Clarkson's annual Quarterback Retreat.

Steve Clarkson's Quarterback Training: The Importance of Footwork

Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson stresses the importance of good footwork, a message which has resonated with several of his high-profile students.