While I do have to agree and say that sports and exercise, in general, are two extremely healthy activities that everyone should engage in on a regular basis, some sports are more dangerous than others. I’ve always been a wrestling fan, for example, and I’ve watched it on TV with my father. However, the fact of the matter is that I don’t think that I would be capable of doing wrestling myself as it is particularly stressful and demanding.
So, one of the first contact sports that can get you injured is wrestling. Some of the typical injuries that you are likely to suffer from when practicing wrestling are in the face and head area, and those simply cannot be good for you. Some wrestlers place a lot of pressure on their knee caps due to their position while fighting their opponents, and this can lead to a tear in some of the most important ligaments in the area.
Everyone knows how tough rugby is, but in my opinion, it’s comparable to American football as the second somewhat originates in the first. The difference between these two sports consists of the fact that the field goal should be attempted by using a drop-kick when you play rugby. This obviously does not happen when playing football. Both of these two sports are somewhat risky because you have to do a lot of running and you might end up suffering from injuries such as tendinitis, for example. What’s more, many players may bump into each other by accident, which is quite common, actually. In fact, rugby players regularly suffer from concussions and broken noses.
Ice hockey is another sport that has high risks. I saw many games over the years and all I can say is that they are both dangerous and exciting, which makes this sport even more appealing to men. Pretty much anything can get you hurt when you are playing ice hockey, although the hockey sticks and pucks are ones that are commonly incriminated for injuries of various types.
Finally, I’d like to add that even soccer presents several risks that have to be taken into account. Sometimes, if you’ve caught the ball and don’t want to let it go, you might be so focused on what you are doing that you may or may not ignore the other players on the field. Obviously, this can’t be good and since penalties are quite important in soccer, you might not get as hurt as you would when playing other sports. Even so, it’s mostly risky for your tendons, muscles, and ligaments, because sometimes you might have to change direction too suddenly and your body can’t adjust to the command coming from your brain.