Whichever sport you play, injuries are an unhappy inevitability. The Lubas paramedics have seen a lot of injuries out on the playing field, and these range from minor bumps to serious wounds and even worse. Here are some of the most common injuries that we come across:
- Concussion – If a player sustains a blow to the head, it may cause concussion, leaving them temporarily dazed and confused.
- Cuts and Wounds – Obviously, this is quite a broad category. It could be a small cut, in which case the player will usually get straight back onto the pitch, or it could be a more major wound, with the injured player bleeding heavily.
- Broken Bones – People who play contact sports like rugby can easily sustain a fracture. We use a variety of splinting methods to deal with these injuries.
- Sprains – This one is very common in football matches. A sprain occurs when ligaments are stretched further than they’re supposed to go; depending on the severity, sprains can put players out of action for some time.
This is just a sample of what we deal with. If you’re interested in learning how to deal with a wider range of sporting injuries, we recommend that you book a place on our FASE (First Aid for Sport and Exercise) course – we’ll cover all of these injuries, along with some less common problems like spinal injuries and seizures.