Common American Football Injuries
American Football is the sport that probably has the most injuries to most parts of the body! It is fast and powerful and a lot of strength and stamina is needed. American football injuries range from concussion to sprains, strains, fractures and broken bones, not to mention the cuts and bruises.
Due to the sudden stopping in American Football, or perhaps thudding into your opponent and receiving a direct blow to the knee.
Ankles injuries in American Football are commonly a strain or sprain, torn or partially torn ligament and in worse cases a fracture. Often caused by rapid twisting and turning or simply being trampled on!
The finger and wrists can also become sprained or fractured because of the collisions that frequently happen throughout a game.
This is a very common injury and even with helmets the head takes a lot of hard blows.
The Achilles tendon that runs from the calf to the heel seems to always take a battering in American football, and even though it is a very strong tendon, it doesn’t have much blood supply so even small tears do not heal easily. Be aware of sudden sharp pain that feels like a kick in the leg or you cannot rise on tiptoe on that foot as this could be a ruptured Achilles which will need medical help as soon as possible.
Turf Toe This is slightly worse than runners toe or black nail and the joint of the big toe can be inflamed which needs medical attention and sport should be stopped for at least 3 weeks.