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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How Injuries Affect Professional Basketball Players double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Ankle/Foot 39.7% Knee/ACL Knee/ACL 14.7% Head/Face 13.6% Arm/Face 9.6% Hip/Upper Leg 8.4% -22% of all male basketball players sustained at least one time-loss injury each year -60% percent of the injuries occurred during practice due to not warming up and preparing to play -59% of game-related injuries occurred during the second half of the game, which identifies fatigue How these injuries affect players double click to change this header text! How to prevent these injuries -Wear proper shoes that fit and give good support -Warm up and stretching before activities -These injuries can affect the athlete's other body parts and cause other injuries -Ice areas that are sore and hurt after playing -RICE-Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation -If injured sit out some days to let body recover. Playing through injuries sometimes will make them worse and more severe The data above shows how injuries affect professional basketball players. The percentages represent the percent of people that got that injury during their basketball season. Works CitedFriedman, Adam. "Basketball Injury Prevention." Advanced Athletics. Advanced Athletics, 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Miller, John. "Basketball Injuries." Physio Works. Physio Works, 23 Oct. 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. "Peach Baskets to Jams." American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, 1970. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Shaginaw, Justin. "Statistics on Common Basketball Injuries." Philly.Com. Philly.Com, 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>.
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