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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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Football - Two injured players from the same team

The referee will not require two players from the same team to leave the field if they collide and they need immediate attention (ie. are seriously injured). p. 73 - 74 of the 2013/14 FIFA Laws of ...
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Players at certain position are all injured, what happens?

To a large extent, "positions" aren't defined in the NFL - there's nothing that says that only "a quarterback" can do stuff which a quarterback normally does. If the Patriots wanted Edelman to throw a ...
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What is a healthy scratch?

Good try, but that's not what it means. It means that the player is healthy and eligible to play, but the coach has decided not to use him. Players usually become a healthy scratch after poor ...
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What is the "Magic Spray"?

The spray is actually a burst of very cold water/mist with ingredients to help/make it cool (I don't have one on hand to know what is inside). The term 'magic' can refer to its history and the ...
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What is the "Magic Spray"?

It contains anesthetics. When players get hit or tackled they could be in great amount of pain, but their team still needs them to play. The physicians apply the spray and the injured body part goes ...
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why are quarterback more prone to injury?

Quarterbacks are not more prone to injury. According to a Washington Post Article, a QB is injured once every 236 plays, while running backs and wide receivers are injured on average every 50-80 plays....
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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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How do you throw from outfield without injuries?

This site gives a description of throwing technique for a cricketer: http://www.coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk/cricket-coaching-advice/catching-and-fielding/how-to-throw.shtml It describes the side-...
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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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What's the difference between "questionable" vs "doubtful" injury designations in the NFL?

In the NFL, there are injury designations. The injury designations indicate what percentage or chance that they'll play for that given day. The NFL specifically has one that outlines them based on ...
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

There is always a reserved umpire in any match. So if any umpire get injured the reserved umpire is called for umpiring. Mostly host nation's umpires are used as reserved umpires. See in a Test match ...
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What is the "Magic Spray"?

The spray is an aerosol containing menthol. Menthol cools, and the act of spraying aerosol is cooling. (Boyle/Charles/Combined Gas Laws -- when the pressure of a gas is reduced, the temperature goes ...
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Why might a batter wear a leg brace?

Assuming you're talking about the 'armor' some batters wear (not a purely supportive brace made out of terry cloth or similar), the leg brace is usually to shield the batter from a ball striking his ...
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Injured reserve or waiver wire then injured reserve

According to this article: Waived/Injured: When a team waives an injured player any other team may claim him. If a player clears waivers the player is immediately reverted to IR or the team will ...
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Soccer conditioning at older age to prevent injury?

You should start excising atleast a week before you start playing. Since its been so long since you played, your knees and muscles would be a little rusty. You might want to stretch them out. Don't ...
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How to prevent rolling one's ankle while playing badminton?

There are some improvements in technique that you can use, although they'll take practice. This page describes good lunging technique to move efficiently and prevent injury. With regards to keeping ...
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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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Offensive Player Injured on Foul

You are thinking of the NCAA rule, in the NBA the injured player cannot reenter the game. Here's the rule from Nba.com: Section II-Shooting of Free Throw a. The free throw(s) awarded because of ...
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Why do teams reveal injuries?

@ThomasDB is quite right in his comment. It would be difficult to hide, with the modern technology and the press being on top of literally everything. That doesn't mean the coaches have to be 100% ...
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Why does the NFL enforce injury report rules?

The injury report dates back to 1947, after a player unexpectedly did not play in a game, which ended up having significant impacts to wagering over the game. As such, the injury report serves the ...
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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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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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Is an NBA team ever allowed to pay an injured player less than his contract

No, the NBA team can not pay a player less than his contract due to injury. They can, however, get a salary cap extension under the Disabled Player Extension, as detailed: (4) Disabled Player ...
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

Certainly at the local level here in the uk for non serious injury we would use a player or spectator as the square leg or non strikers end umpire whilst standing at the bowlers end for both bowlers. ...
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If an onfield umpire is ill or injured in an international match, then he is replaced by the third umpire. The duties of the third umpire are then performed by the fourth umpire. An example of this ...
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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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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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