Common Sports with Common Injuries

Although regular participation in sports activities or exercise can increase the likelihood of any kind of injury, there are certain injuries which are more common in particular sports. This has led to the coining of injury phrases such as ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘runner’s knee.’ Below is a list of sports and physical activities and the injuries which are most commonly incurred by their participants.


  • Avoiding injuries in the gym
  • Muscle strains to the legs and lower back.
  • Ankle and ligament damage
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shoulder injuries through repetitive sudden and movement
  • Stress injuries from jumping events


  • Head injuries caused by fast bowling
  • Bowlers are at risk of back injuries (muscle strains) due to the repetitive and sometimes awkward movements involved when bowling.
  • Knee damage and strain is also common.


  • Fractures
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Boot-stud injuries
  • Knee damage and strain due to repetitive twisting
  • Ankle injuries

Racquet Sports

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Fractures caused by falling on hard surfaces
  • Muscle strains through repetitious movement
  • Frozen Shoulder caused by overhead movements

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