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What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport.

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport. This Strained Sports infographic will help you digest the mountain of statistics and help you better understand how the injuries stack up against each other from sport to sport.


With the hope of informing, this graphic has the purpose of raising awareness of sports injuries, whether they are minor ankle problems or fatal brain injuries. Because the potential dangers aren’t always at the forefront of discussions, learning about the more serious side of sports will allow you to make an educated decision about participating. Additionally, this infographic can serve as a guide to understand what sort of injuries to watch for by sport.

Who Do Injuries Impact?

With important statistics about the legal history, potential long-term consequences and comparisons of sports injuries, this infographic is a vital resource for more than just participants of different sports. Parents will be able to better protect the health of their children involved in sports. Coaches can better prepare their athletes against certain injuries. Colleges will be able to properly delegate medical staff and high schools will know which sporting events to provide extra support for.

Research Method

Specializing in injury law, Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg created this infographic for the purpose of raising awareness about sports injuries. To accurately compile statistics, they cross examined several sources like USA Today, The Journal of Athletic Training, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the University of North Carolina.

The infographic provides information like the most common basketball injuries and which sports have the most injuries. This information will give athletes, coaches, parents and institutions the knowledge to make better health decisions, better preparations and even have better expectations. With this infographic, you have the information necessary to make yourself aware of the dangers that accompany playing sports and the knowledge to properly prepare yourself, your child, your player or your student athlete.

To view the infographic in larger size, click here.

Strained Sports: Athletes and their injuries

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About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Robert Senior Sports Doc blog Editor
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Drexel Sports Medicine, Team physician - U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician - Drexel
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Symetrix Sports Performance, athletic trainer at OAA Orthopaedics
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician for the Phillies & St. Joe's
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician - Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon - Flyers
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director - The Center For Sport Psychology, Sports Psychology Consultant - 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Cassie Haynes, JD, MPH Co-Founder, Trap Door Athletics, CrossFit LI Certified
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician - Drexel, Philadelphia University, Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Jim McCrossin, ATC Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center, Team Orthopedist - Philadelphia 76ers
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Athletic Trainer - US Soccer Federation
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