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Olympic Glory: One in ten athletes suffer injuries

Local Physical Therapist cites injury causes, treatments during Sochi Olympics

A study by The American Journal of Sports Medicine calculates that nearly 10 percent of Olympic athletes will compete with an injury sustained during competition or in training leading up to the Olympic Games. Sports with the highest rate of serious injury include bobsled, ice hockey and alpine freestyle skiing. Most frequent injury sites include head, spine and knees, with the most common types of injuries being bruising, ligament tears and muscular sprains.
“While the Winter Games always provides a prime seat to watch the journey of athletes vying to become Olympic Champions, there is also a very present element ...


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