Sport injury spotlight: Fracture
Fractures are a common sports injury, Dr. Frumberg says, with different parts of the body at risk depending on the sport. Ankle fractures can happen in any sport that involves running and jumping, including baseball, gymnastics and volleyball. Hand, wrist and arm fractures are also common, especially in sports using sticks, such as hockey and lacrosse.
An acute fracture occurs as a result of a trauma, such as a collision or a fall. A stress fracture is a tiny break in a bone that results from repetitive pounding, such as jumping and landing.