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What kinds of injuries can occur from playing hockey and are there health issues should you be aware of?


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2011-04-16 18:00:46
2011-04-16 18:00:46

In all forms of hockey, you are dealing with a large number of people using hard sticks to hit solid objects at a high speed, with the large likelihood of players running into each other. One of the major hockey injuries is the concussion, received from hits to the head by a checking opponent, hitting their heads on the playing surface, on boards, or on the ice.

While hockey is somewhat safe in that all players are required to wear a fair amount of protective equipment, it can still result in bruising in a variety of sizes and locations. Players also get cuts, abrasions, broken bones, damaged fingers, and lost teeth. The most serious, however, are concussions, and spinal injuries to the neck and back.


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