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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

NHL players started wearing helmets for the most part after a player, Bill Masterson, died from a check that caused him to hit his head on the ice at speed. That occurred in 1968. The mandate was ...
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Why can't you hurdle someone in high school football?

It is for player safety. if you jump in the air to go over someone you basically put the defender in a position where they must commit an illegal tackle. Really the only/most effective tackle of a ...
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Can the referee stop play for an injury or any other reason?

If the referee stops play while the ball is still in play (for an injury or a pitch invasion or any other reason), play is restarted with a dropped ball. FIFA Laws of the Game 2015/16 Law 8: Start ...
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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

Other answers cover a lot of ground, but I wanted to note that the game today is different than the game in the helmetless era. Consider: Bernie Geoffrion is given credit for inventing the slapshot, ...
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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

Yes, and it's not because they were especially stupid. People even a couple generations ago were dramatically less risk-averse than today. They accepted a certain risk of injury as part of playing ...
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Do artificial turf fields lead to more injuries than grass fields?

According to data from IQVIA, a third-party company hired by the NFL and NFLPA, non-contact lower extremity injury rates to football players in 2021 were similar on artificial turf vs. grass. In 2019, ...
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can the bowler from previous over continue this over?

No. This is very clear in Law 22: If for any reason a bowler [...] is incapacitated or suspended during an over, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball. Another bowler shall complete the over ...
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Why are artificial chicanes placed at the run off for long straights?

As you mentioned these foam barriers were put in to stop cars gaining an advantage by cutting the corner, either inadvertently or on purpose. Driving around them slows the car down to the extent it ...
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Do goalkeepers return faster than field players from injury in football?

In your case it will probably be equal. Don't underestimate how much a goalie's knee is being strained. The recovery time is the biggest key for an injury like that. If it's equal, then they will ...
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What are the main safety risks of fencing?

Compared to many other sports fencing is much safer. There is an article on this by Peter Harmer. For prevalence: Studies in Table 10.1 indicate consistent findings of a time-loss rate of ...
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What is a healthy scratch?

From Wikipedia article "Glossary of ice hockey terms": Healthy scratch An uninjured player on the roster who does not dress for a game. Only 20 players (22 in international competition) are ...
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Why can't you hurdle someone in high school football?

Coach-D gave a fair explanation. Consider also that a hurdle that doesn't clear the opponent looks like a ninja kick, cleats out, to a defense player. I assume the NFHS (National Federation of ...
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Should you always wear socks with roller skates/blades?

Generically speaking (rather than regarding you specifically), socks are optional. Barefoot skating is a pretty common question in skating specific forums like https://www.fsuniverse.net/ or https://...
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Would the player be fined after getting convicted for fake injury?

Disciplinary action has certainly been taken over players who have been shown to feign injury. One of the most infamous instances of this was at the 2002 FIFA World Cup; during a group match between ...
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How does this kind of serious injury occur in ice hockey?

Having seen a video of the incident1 it appears to be the latter of your two examples, where the Sheffield Steelers player is checked, seemingly causing his leg to rise towards Adam Johnson's neck ...
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Can the referee stop play for an injury or any other reason?

The referee is only permitted to stop play for an injury if it is deemed serious. Head injuries, suspected fractures, loss of consciousness, open wounds and heavy collisions would usually be deemed ...
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In American football, can a player intentionally fake an injury to stop the clock?

Sure, you could pretend to get injured to get a timeout. The standard play clock length makes it mostly pointless though. But because of the possibility, the NFL has a rule stating that players that ...
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Do artificial turf fields lead to more injuries than grass fields?

According to this article from Pro Football Talk, data shows “slit-film has a statistically significant higher risk of LEX [lower extremity] injury than the League average,” and “models suggest there ...
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How to prevent a bad flip in Gymnastics?

Usually a person doing a backflip for the first time wouldn't go up and do it. It will take drills and drills for about at LEAST 3 months until the gymnast gets the feelings. Then they will do a ...
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Are bone breaks in MMA more common nowadays than in the past?

Perhaps! But it really depends what specific time period you're referring to. Just saying "Past" doesn't specify what time period you (or Joe Rogan in this case) are referring to. I'm not ...
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Is squash much more dangerous than tennis?

It's been a long time since I've played, but I could see why they'd consider squash more dangerous. First, it's pretty much tennis, but shoved into a shoebox. There's no division between the players, ...
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Injuries in the 3 batter rule

Unfortunately, MLB has not published the 2020 rulebook yet; the newest they have available is the 2019 rulebook, which was before the rule change took place. What has been reported, verbatim on many ...
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Where does injury prevention exercises fit in a middle school soccer practice session?

I used to be able to attend professional football training. There our trainers always said, that warming up is important, but stretching during the exercises and stretching at the end is much more ...
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Are there studies that shows significant link between repetitive heading and brain injuries?

Issue of link between repetitive headers and dementia has been bought up after retirement of striker Kevin Doyle over concussion problems but all started by the death of Spurs legend Danny ...
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What is the scientific consensus of wearing ankle tapes and braces to prevent injuries in team sports?

From the article Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports the main citation were: Garrick JG, Requa RK: (Role of external support in the prevention of ankle sprains) were the ...
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Difference in injury rates between girls' and boys' lacrosse?

The most common injury in lacrosse by far is concussions, and it's actually the second sport behind football to have the most concussions. Don't get fooled if the women have less gear that just means ...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding

Anything that will strengthen your lower body and core should be good. Calf raises Leg Press Lunges/squats Try doing some exercises that require balance as well, such as doing curls while balancing ...
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Should you always wear socks with roller skates/blades?

For myself, no socks mean blisters will happen. This is true for any sport where the shoe itself is subjected to sudden stops, twists, turns, and long-term use.
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Safety comparison, downhill mountain bike vs. downhill ski

My downhill cycling is limited to short runs that were incidental to the mountain biking trails I was riding, but I have 37 years of downhill skiing experience with only one injury, albeit a serious ...
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