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Basketball Injury Causes

  • An ankle injury to a child has the potential to damage the growth plate. In this case a sports health professional should be consulted.
  • Finger injuries can occur due to contact with the ball
  • Sudden changes in direction that put the ligaments and menisci of the knee at risk for injury.
  • A traumatic blow to the knee can injure the medial collateral ligament (MCL) or the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
  • Deep bruising can occur from having one player’s knee strike another player in the thigh
  • A rapid increase in activity level or training (overtraining)