As it is with any sport, athletes who play lacrosse are susceptible to injury. Throw in the fact that lacrosse is somewhat of a contact sport, and played with metal sticks, and you're dealing with a variety of potential injuries for the average player. With that being said, while there is the potential for injury in lacrosse, there's also a plethora of protective equipment that the laxer should be wearing to keep themselves as safe as possible at all times - such as gloves, helmets, and shoulder pads. Proper preparation can also help one to avoid injury.
Here's a look at some of the more common lacrosse injuries, as well as what - if anything - can be done to help prevent them: Continue reading