Which injuries are most common in hockey?
Typical hockey injuries happen as a result of the unique nature of the sport.
More than most other sports bruising and rupturing of muscles are common due to the hardness of the ball. And of course, the stick itself is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.
Obviously, there are some nasty accidents that result in fractures. Fingers are particularly at risk.
However, the largest proportion of injuries involve muscle strains. And most of them occur preseason.
So, although some injuries are an unavoidable consequence of a potentially dangerous game, the vast majority are avoidable.
We look at what you can do to prevent some common hockey injuries.