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American Football is a hard contact sport where serious injuries are not uncommon. However, it is also one of the best protected, due to the amount of body armour the players wear and also being one of very few contact sports where any kind of headgear is mandatory.
Here is a list of some of the most common injuries suffered by American football players. Knee injuries are amongst the most common, especially ACL ruptures and cartilage tears. Due to sudden bursts of speed and chnges in direction, similar to other field sports such as soccer, hamstring strains and ankle sprains are also frequent.
We also cover injury prevention techniques for footballers. These include wearing the right protective gear, warming up thoroughly and fitness!