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    Sporting Injuries

    Have you ever had any?
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    Apart from the usual broken/sprained fingers/toes, I've only ever had two major injuries.

    The first occurred while playing football. As goalkeeper, you have many duties to perform. One of the most underrated of which is taking a goalkick. During a match I placed the ball on the ground, took a few steps, lumbered up to kick the ball all the way to the other side of the field... and kicked the ground instead (very similar to what happened to Robert Green - I think it was him - in his debut for England against Bulgaria), resulting in a dislocated hip and a torn hip muscle. I was out for 3 months.

    The second occurred while playing cricket. Back then (when i was 13), I used to bat 5/6, so in this match I walked in to bat in the penultimate over without my helmet. Now, I think I should explain this. I had never, ever, ever batted without a helmet before, and it was just a spur of the moment decision to leave it behind. It went really well - I had scored 14 off the remaining 5 balls - and I was facing the first ball against the opening bowler who had come back to bowl his last over. I remember there being a huge gap between square leg and midwicket and his first ball was awful, a long hop. I moved into position, swung the bat as hard as I could, and top-edged straight into my face. I was out (knocked out) and I was told they spent 10 minutes cleaning the blood from the pitch before they could continue. My mother was watching the match so that also didn't help. I still have the scar on/above my left eyebrow. But a week later I was good enough to go on our cricket tour to Durban and take 5 wickets in the first game.
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    Think my worst was a shattered thumb which kept me out for most of a season, had the ball smashed back to me in the nets and I stupidly went for the caught and bowled, caught it right on the end..

    I had a problem called Osgood Schlatters or something with my knee, meant that I had to remodel my action if I didnt want all the cartilage to be rubbed away
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    I once scrapped my knee playing soccer.

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    Tore my anterior cruciate ligament playing rugby.
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    Been pretty lucky with inujuries touch wood. Fractured my wright skiing but can't remember missing a game of football through injury(played with a cast after with my wrist), played through a few strains and had a fair few toenails turn black and fall off which is always nice.
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    The above is why all U18s must wear lids in this country...

    Did the same age 13 but only lost a tooth. Have since broken an arm tripping whilst running cross country and the same finger twice in the space of two months keeping wicket.
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    I tore my left ankle ligaments and fractured it during cricket. This was in my second year of college. Even after surgery and rehab, it has always remained bad and its never going to be the same again. And I cannot play like I used to. My ankle just twists so easily now.

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    Sort of gruesome. Well, there was blood......

    Was facing a particularly quick bowler at training when I got an inside edge onto my box which rebounded to my guts then (somehow) essentially rolled up my chest and smacked me on that fleshy part under the chin, the seam of the ball cutting it open. So there I am, lying on the ground, attempting to hold three injured areas all at once and stop the bleeding all at the same time. Won a specially-made award at the end of the year, had a statue of a hand mounted on it in the 'wanker' pose. Fair play to my team-mates.
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    Dislocated left knee, torn all ligaments multiple times, pretty much just hangs there.

    Dislocate my right shoulder with ease, needs surgery to be proper fixed.

    Broken Left Clavicle (collarbone)

    Dislocated 4 of my fingers, one never went back in properly and looks average.

    Broken my nose twice.

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    Not much to tell really. Sprained wrist from my second ever day of snowboarding, and pulled a calf muscle playing for HDS's indoor team. Both injuries happened within weeks of each other late last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Not much to tell really. Sprained wrist from my second ever day of snowboarding, and pulled a calf muscle playing for HDS's indoor team. Both injuries happened within weeks of each other late last year.
    That doesn't count!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    That doesn't count!
    Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Why not?
    Injury due to not warming up does not equate to "a sporting injury"

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    Ruined all the cartilage in my right ring finger playing indoor a few years back while fielding which basically means I have arthritis in the finger, hurts sometimes but it's not so bad anymore. Doesn't look great though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Injury due to not warming up does not equate to "a sporting injury"
    I did my stretches! Doesn't make one invincible you know.

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