Sports Injuries

Football Is The Most Dangerous Sport For Knees

Ian McDermott | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

With the new football season well underway, knee injuries are a threat to both active players and retired footballers. Tragically, some Premier League footballers may be forced into early retirement, most notably in the case of Owen Hardgreaves. If played with caution, the majority of players will normally be able to cope with the physical demands of high-end sport, but many won't - and they often only find out once the damage has already been done.

Why Soft Tissue Knee Injuries In Rugby Need To Be Taken Seriously

Ian McDermott | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

According to the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project, there were 645 match injuries that led to time lost from training and/or match play i...

Sporting Fatalities: The Analysis And The Ethics

Jamie Beck | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

Despite the fact that I never met the late Australian cricketer Philip Hughes, as a cricket fan, his death caused me to reflect on deaths in sport. Cricketers have died before but this high profile fatality put safety in cricket and sport in general in the public eye.

Why Risk is Good and Why Children Should Tackle in Rugby

Adam Staten | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Sport
Adam Staten

This open letter makes a valid point but those who have written it have focused only on the risk of injury in rugby and ignored all the positive benefits that rugby provides such as physical fitness, team work, resilience and risk tolerance. I agree that children and parents need to be aware of the risks of contact sports but, just because something is risky, doesn't mean it should be banned.

The Inevitable Curse of Injury in Rugby Union and This World Cup

David Ready | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

Is it down to bad luck that Wales have experienced so many injuries in their backs? or is it the pre-season conditioning that has cost Wales, the intensive training which has led to over exertion in matches, resulting in injury?

Rugby: Law Changes Perhaps?

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

As the custodians of the game, the IRB still regularly tweak laws here and there to find the optimum formula for the sport. To that end, I propose a few minor alterations for debate.

Ice Hockey Player Horrifically Injured (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Sport

Canadian ice hockey player Sebastien Courcelles was horrifically injured when an opponent's blade sliced his cheek open. Courcelles's face landed o...

Boxing: Minimise the Risk or Ban the Sport?

Tom Rokins | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Sport
Tom Rokins

Despite its recognised popularity, we have to ask the question: do the medical risks associated with boxing warrant a ban, or merely further restrictions on the sport?

Ouch! The Olympic Stars Ending Games In Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

It's the worst way to end four years of hard work, when your moment in the Olympic spotlight ends with an injury. London 2012 athletes have had the...

How to Prevent Injury and Pain

Caroline Sandry | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

We all know that exercise is good for us right? So why are physios and sports therapists earning more money than ever with clinics full of sportsmen and women?