Sports Injuries | STACK
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

Sports Injuries

Athletes in all sports risk injury, whether from contact in the sport or from overuse. The most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments, which connect bones together) and strains (injury to tendons, which connect muscles to bones). These are caused when abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscles. Other injuries include pulled muscles and, more rarely, broken bones. General guidelines to reduce the risk of injury include taking time off between seasons, taking breaks during practices, wearing the right gear, strengthening your muscles, increasing flexibility, playing safely, stopping when you feel pain and avoiding heat injury. Find out how to remain injury-free with advice and suggestions from the nation’s elite coaches and athletes.

Now Playing

Coach Chris Merritt explains how the Christopher Columbus High School football team works Heads Up Football drills into its practice schedule.

Views: 654,227

Latest in Sports Injuries

Latest Videos in Sports Injuries

Heads Up Football Tackling Drills

Heads Up Football Tackling Drills

Coach Chris Merritt explains how the Christopher Columbus High School football team works Heads Up Football drills into its practice schedule.

Anthony Pettis’s Worst Injury

Anthony Pettis’s Worst Injury

UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis talks about the injury that kept him from defending his title in UFC on Fox 9 last year.

Featured Videos

Elite Performance with Mike Boyle: Recover Faster With this Simple Technique Views: 11,358
John Wall Elbow-to-Elbow Shooting Drill Views: 187,524
Abby Wambach Power and Stability Workout Views: 300,640
Load More

Training Centers

FIND A STACK VELOCITY SPORTS
PERFORMANCE LOCATION NEAR YOU

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Paul Rabil's Box Jumps
Views: 846,993
Greg Nixon's Hill Training Program
Views: 704,420
Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling
Views: 1,170,744
Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout
Views: 880,883
Margus Hunt Benches 385 Pounds for Five Reps
Views: 19,694,795

Load More