Baseball. The Americans can’t live without it, and their baseball players are as famous and admired as our footballers. Baseball is a fast-paced, exciting sport, and can be played and learned at any age, but what sort of accidents exist on a baseball field?
Slipping and tripping when playing a game of baseball is exceptionally common, and every baseball player trips and slips at least once in his career. This is because after batting, the baseball player has to run a round of the field as fast as they possibly can, which can cause a slip or fall. The risk of this is then increased when the field is wet after rainfall, as it so often is, so players often wear studded boots to help, as like football, baseball carries a lot of trip and slip accident risks, and wearing the right equipment, such as shin pads and knee guards can help sportsmen keep safe and healthy.
Bruises and broken bones
When a baseball is thrown to the batsman or simply thrown from one player to another, the ball is thrown at a fast speed. Usually, baseball players have great aim, but sometimes, the ball can hit another player. Broken noses and black eyes are almost as common as a slips injury on a baseball field, and this is again, why thick, proper clothing is recommended as well as other specialist equipment such as mouth guards and jockstraps.
Although not quite as dangerous as a trip or fall accident, a friction burn is a common complaint for baseball players and they are often seen with bandages or special sports gloves on. Batsman often suffer from friction burns from using a wooden bat so consistently and it is recommended that batsman often apply powder to their hands to help with the friction of the bat against skin.
Have you suffered a sports injury?
Sporting injuries can be debilitating and stop you playing and doing the things that you love. If you have recently suffered a slip accident, a burn, a broken bone or bruise due to a sport and it wasn’t your fault, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you obtain accident compensation. No amount of money can restore your health, but receiving money and support can certainly help aid recovery, and we can help you, every step of the way.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice