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How does this kind of serious injury occur in ice hockey?

On 28th October 2023, an ice hockey player in England died after an incident in a game which resulted in A further description (but no images) of the accident are available in this Washington Post ...
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What injuries do cricketers face, and how do they recover from them?

This season of the IPL (Indian Premier League) saw many players getting injured and many new players were roped in as replacements. I wanted to know why is it that injuries are so common in modern-day ...
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Do artificial turf fields lead to more injuries than grass fields?

In the NFL, some teams play on artificial turf and others play on real grass. While injuries happen throughout the league, anecdotally speaking, it seems like more injuries, especially ACL injuries, ...
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Are bone breaks in MMA more common nowadays than in the past?

I read on https://www.mmamania.com/2021/7/15/22572007/joe-rogan-bone-break-conor-mcgregor-chris-weidman-ufc-264-mma-news (mirror), quoting Joe Rogan: There’s been a ton of breaks over and over again. ...
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Is squash much more dangerous than tennis?

This article places squash on its list of sports with the highest risk of joint injury, while it places tennis on its list of lowest risk sports. Assuming proper protective equipment is worn (e.g. ...
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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

I don't really care if it's the 1970s or 1980s. The point is that I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw footage of old hockey matches where the players had... no helmets. As if it were faked or ...
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How to prevent a bad flip in Gymnastics?

I am doing gymnastics training, our class is learning about basic backflip. I have read few cases where people land improperly, and hurt their leg, neck, shoulder etc. Is there anyway to prevent ...
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Injuries in the 3 batter rule

As part of the pandemic season in Major League Baseball, a 3 batter rule was implemented to speed up the game. It states that each pitcher must face at least 3 batters (or finish an inning) before he ...
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Is neck pain a common side-effect when diving?

I've been getting a lot of tightness in my shoulders and neck after doing diving practice. I wonder if it's because of the impact when I hit the ground and my head shakes a bit. Are there any ways to ...
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Has anyone in sports returned from a grade 3 ankle sprain in one month?

Sabrina Ionescu plans to come back from her grade 3 ankle sprain in one month, in time for the WNBA playoffs. She plans to conquer rehab. I've read it takes longer than a month to heal from a grade 3 ...
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Where does injury prevention exercises fit in a middle school soccer practice session?

I have been coaching 7th grade soccer for about two seasons now, going into my 3rd this quarter, and I want to include some sport injury prevention exercises in my 1 hour and a half practice session. ...
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In American football, can a player intentionally fake an injury to stop the clock?

Wondering if this is against the rules or if it’s a loophole for teams to stop the clock and use it like a timeout.
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Why are artificial chicanes placed at the run off for long straights?

Why do tracks like Monza, Le Mans and Daytona Road Course feature run off areas that have several foam barriers that drivers need to drive around? I understand that these were placed so that drivers ...
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Do goalkeepers return faster than field players from injury in football?

Goalkeepers in football are of course not as physically active as the field players. I was wondering whether this means that goalkeepers are allowed to return from an injury earlier than field ...
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Are there studies that shows significant link between repetitive heading and brain injuries?

Are there studies that shows significant link between repetitive heading and brain injuries?
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can the bowler from previous over continue this over?

If a bowler gets injured in the over and has gone out of the field then can a bowler who bowled the previous over continue this over?
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What is the scientific consensus of wearing ankle tapes and braces to prevent injuries in team sports?

The literature recommends different best practices. Some may say the best injury prevention methods are wearing tapes or braces. Other professionals are keep saying that the best way to prevent ...
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Difference in injury rates between girls' and boys' lacrosse?

At the middle and high school level, are there differences in rates and severity of injury, between girls' and boys' lacrosse? If there is a difference, what would explain it, in terms of actual play?...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding [closed]

I've been thinking of taking up skateboarding again as an adult (I'm in my early thirties and its been at least 10 years since I popped an ollie) but I am concerned about being too out-of-shape. I'm ...
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Should you always wear socks with roller skates/blades?

This does not relate to rental equipment. I have inline skates, because I noticed I was getting better and better at skating and wanted something I know would be comfortable and fitting. I notice ...
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Would the player be fined after getting convicted for fake injury?

I have come across this gif on Facebook, where the goal-keeper of the opposite team disproves the injury of a player (I'm not sure about what match it was). So, would players who get disproved of ...
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Can the referee stop play for an injury or any other reason?

I know that traditionally if a player is injured someone will kick the ball out of bounds in order to stop play. My question is whether the referee has any discretion to stop play for an injury or ...
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Which boxers were killed or seriously injured in the ring with their father in their corner since 1980?

I'm trying to get more data in relation to the issue that led me to ask this question. So far, I have the following: Killed with father in the corner: Jimmy Garcia (1995) Johnny Owen [real name ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Swimmer's elbow problems [closed]

In the last year I have been, on and off, troubled by what I believe is swimmer's elbow. The pain does not prevent me from swimming but it is affecting my ability to pull with maximum force in the ...
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Why can't you hurdle someone in high school football?

The high school star running back runs down the field, he gets to the 40, a man is in his way, so he takes a flying leap, clearing the defender, and resumes his sprint to the end zone. The referee's ...
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How to properly fall FORWARD while ice skating and prevent wrist fractures?

I've looked this up everywhere and cannot find a good answer. In ice skating, they teach us to fall to the side or on our bottoms to prevent injury. However, what do you do when you're about to fall ...
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How do you throw from outfield without injuries?

Whenever fielding outside the 30 yard circle, a fielder have to make harder and faster throws(and every time I end up with a painful shoulder). How to effectively throw the ball from outfield ...
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How much does a back protector/vest add in additional safety? [closed]

After seeing the news about a recent skiing accident in Germany (Two people collided with each other and afterwards with a snow cannon, both dead) I was wondering how much extra protection a back ...
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How to prevent rolling one's ankle while playing badminton?

While playing badminton I often twist my ankle which is of course very unpleasant. Usually before starting playing, athletes prepare by warming up and stretching. Are there some exercises for that ...
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Players at certain position are all injured, what happens?

What happens if all or the basic amount of necessary players on a NFL team are injured in the same game and cannot return to play? Do they take some other players that are able to play such necessary ...
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Soccer conditioning at older age to prevent injury?

I played soccer from grade school through high school, but am now 31 years old and haven't played since then, nor been very active at all. Recently I decided to join an indoor soccer team and was ...
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Injured reserve or waiver wire then injured reserve

why would a team place a player on waivers and then IR as opposed to placing him directly on IR
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Safety comparison, downhill mountain bike vs. downhill ski

My twelve-year-old recently tried downhill mountain biking when we were in Lake Placid. He found it thrilling and would like to continue with this new sport now that we are back home. I am hesitant ...
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Are bindings needed on a mountain board?

Today, I decided to remove the Velcro bindings of my MBS Colt 95x for fear of causing an injury lest I fall but one foot doesn't come out of the bindings. Is there any advantage to having Velcro ...
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How to avoid injuries playing badminton on concrete floor

For the past few weeks i have been playing badminton on concrete (cement) floor. Recently I have been hearing from my friends that playing on concrete floor will cause knee/joint pains in the long ...
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How can I determine safe surfing conditions from a surf report for a beginner?

I'm not a strong swimmer, and I'm not positive I could swim back to shore if my leash were to snap. I understand this is a major risk, and I'm taking steps to mitigate it (I've begun private swimming ...
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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

Watching the NBA Finals game 4 last night, LeBron was injured on a shooting attempt where he was fouled. The announcers said that if he didn't shoot the free throws, that he would not be able to come ...
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Why do teams reveal injuries?

This is specific to league play in Europe (England, France, Germany, Spain). Why do coaches reveal to the media in a pre-match conference which of their players are injured and unlikely to play? I've ...
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Use a T-bar as a snowboarder without pain [closed]

Disclaimer: I originally posted this question on Lifehacks, but it unfortunately belongs on here. Since both sites are in beta I will leave the original question online. I'd describe myself as a ...
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Why does the NFL enforce injury report rules?

The NFL is investigating why quarterback Tony Romo wasn't listed on the official injury report despite his admission that he was playing with broken ribs. In 2009, the NFL fined the Jets $125K for not ...
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What is a healthy scratch?

NHL announcers constantly mention it, and I've seen some news articles online referring to players who used to be / are a healthy scratch. What is a healthy scratch? I didn't find anything on Google'...
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Can a diver from 10 m. sustain injury hitting the pool bottom?

An Olympic diving pool is min 5.03 m deep. A diver from 10 m enters the water in "perfect pencil shape" and maintains this shape in the water without "breaking" the dive. Can this diver sustain injury ...
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What's the difference between "questionable" vs "doubtful" injury designations in the NFL?

In the NFL, what is the difference between each of the designations for questionable vs doubtful? Which one is more severe?
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Why might a batter wear a leg brace?

Watching an MLB Gameday live lookin today (7/6, NYM@CIN), I noticed Brayan Pena of the Reds batting with a leg brace. He singled, and removed the brace at first brace? Why might someone do this?
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why are quarterback more prone to injury?

Quarterbacks are generally considered fragile and prone to injury. Of course some of this is related to the vulnerability related to getting blindsided while they are throwing the ball. However, ...
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Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

I was wondering about this after some of the recent high-profile injuries, such as Paul George, and before that Derrick Rose. The reason is obvious, a team doesn't want to be paying a player millions ...
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If a player gets injured in a match, there are substitutes to replace. What about umpires? I saw a news in BBC site dated 5 July 2009 that, An old umpire of aged 72 got died after being hit on ...
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What is the "Magic Spray"?

In football, you often see a player gets injured. Then the physio comes and they use a spray often called as "magic spray". Does anyone have any idea what it is? Looking for the actual details.
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Hand pain in the first lumbrical muscle due to golf, why? [closed]

Let's investigate the pain in the first lumbrical due to repetitive golf swings with backswing where the support hand experience the pain. It can be repetitive injury, too weak muscles or poor ...
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