Injuries are a part of being an athlete. Every athlete will experience an injury at some point in their athletic career. However, when the athlete is one that engages in extreme sports they can expect to face injuries more than other athletes due to the extreme nature of the sport.
Here’s a look at some of the most common injuries extreme sports athletes can expect to experience during their athletic career.
Basic Bumps and Bruises
Extreme sports involve a lot of bumping and moving around. Some extreme sports even involve the athlete trying extreme difficult jumps and moves. These motions can all result in a lot of bumps and bruises.
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Just as bumps and bruises are common, so are lacerations. Extreme sports athletes will scrape their body and fall which can results in cuts and bleeding.
Sprains and Strains of Muscles
Some body parts are just not meant to move in certain ways. Due to the extreme nature of these sports and the high probability that the athlete will fall on certain body parts, sprains and strains are common.
Some very extreme moves require the extreme sports athlete to do some high jumps. The problem is that in order to learn the athlete might fall which will result in broken bones. While protective gear might help to prevent broken bones it is still a possible injury extreme athletes might face.
Injuries are all a part of being an athlete. Regardless of the you are a soccer player or a BMX rider you can expect to experience a large number of injuries throughout your athletic career.