Oct 11, 2013
Post By: Children's Health
Shoulder injuries are common injuries in hockey. They most often are caused by the collision that is forced when one player drives another into thee boards or ice. Different types of injuries may occur.
The following symptoms indicate a serious joint abnormality that requires immediate treatment or rehabilitation.
A common sudden injury in ice hockey is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain or tear, which occurs when the knee is forced inward during a collision. The collision is usually with another player and the knee is hit on the outer side, causing pain on the inner side. Athletes with a damaged MCL often experience pain, which can be followed by a lot of swelling within 24 hours.
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