Lacrosse has grown in popularity significantly over recent years. However, it can be very dangerous. It is regularly referred to as “America’s first sport” and fuses elements of various sports like football, basketball and hockey. Those who play lacrosse on a regular basis as part of a team need to prepare for seasons appropriately with regards to their gender and position to reduce the chance of injuries. Men’s and women’s lacrosse rules are different and the likelihood of facing certain injuries differs depending on what your position is. Lacrosse comes with various hazards, including the high possibility of getting hit with a lacrosse stick.
The dangers of getting hit with a lacrosse stick
Some of the injuries heavily associated with lacrosse include wrist fractures, concussion, head and face contusions, knee sprains, lower back pain and hip pain. Collisions are very common, which means the chances of being hit with a stick are somewhat significant. Nonetheless, the sport has become very popular over recent years for various reasons, like its fast pace and vast watchability. Men’s’ lacrosse involves more physical contact than women’s’, yet players do regularly get hit by balls and sticks in the girls’ version.
If you’re hit by a lacrosse stick, you could have your fingers, hands or wrists sprained or broken. You could even end up with an eye injury or broken teeth. It’s, therefore, essential that the right protective gear is worn. The equipment needs to be approved for lacrosse and it must fit perfectly. The rules about what is required for men and women differ, but helmets, goggles, cleats and mouth guards can play a pivotal role in helping you avoid injuries during lacrosse.
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Talk to us today if you’ve been hurt whilst playing sport and are wondering if you are eligible to make a claim. We have helped thousands of people who have come to harm due to badly-maintained sports facilities and more, and we always do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve if we think you do have a case.
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Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice