Field hockey injuries are similar to other field sports such as soccer due to the sudden bursts of speed and changes of direction. This kind of movement may cause a hamstring strain or an ankle sprain.
Due to the hard ball and sticks involved, contusions are also very common injuries. The ball is accidentally lifted and hits an opponent, most often in the thigh area, resulting in bleeding within the muscle.
Fractures to the feet also happen sometimes when the ball hits the foot at high speed.
Here are what we think are the 6 most common field hockey injuries and also on the training and advice tab, an article on injury prevention in hockey. A lot of this is down to wearing the right protective equipment and footwear!