Whether you are a professional or amateur football player, this sport has common injuries that range from mild to severe. The injuries that occur can affect every inch of the body from head to toe.
Although players are wearing helmets, a player can suffer a concussion if he or she gets a blow to the head. This often occurs if the helmet becomes loose and falls off during impact.
Players often run into one another using their shoulders or fall and land on this area. This could lead to a shoulder dislocation, fracture, separation or a torn rotator cuff.
From catching the football to trying to catch themselves from falling, it is almost inevitable that a football player will hurt their hands at some point in their career. The most common hand injuries are finger fractures, wrist sprains and tendonitis in the wrist.
Following a direct hit to the hip area, the iliac crest along the top of the pelvis can become injured.
Knee and Leg Injuries
The knee area can suffer injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears or even a knee sprain.
Hamstring strains happen when one of the hamstring muscles in the leg is torn. A player can also suffer a contusion, which is when a muscle to the leg suffers a direct blow.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Players can also suffer injuries to their feet and ankles. They can sprain their ankles, develop achilles tendonitis and suffer turf toe.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you think you have suffered any of these injuries. Also to prevent any injuries, make sure you warm up before and cool down after each game. Wear your safety gear as recommended and replace any piece that is worn or broken.