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Lacrosse is America’s oldest sport and a fast-growing one. This fast-paced game played with sticks and a hard ball leads to many types of injuries.

Overuse injuries such as hip, knee and ankle tendonitis sometimes occur. Injuries to the knee ligaments such as anterior cruciate(ACL) and medial collateral(MCL) as well as meniscus tears can occur either from non-contact or contact events.

Ankle and foot sprains may occur. Contusions from being hit by the ball or stick can occur in many areas of the body and concussions can occur from either player to player contact or from being hit on the head from the ball or stick.

Common Lacrosse Injuries


Hip: Quadriceps, hamstring, groin strains | Iliotibial band tendonitis | Labral tears

Knee: Patella tendonitis, patella femoral pain | ACL & MCL ligament tears | Meniscus tears

Ankle: Fractures | Sprains | Achilles tendonitis

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