There are many different types of sports injuries from the very minor to severe injury requiring a lengthy period of sport. All sporting participants from the elite Olympian to the recreational walker can get injured. Contact sport participants are more likely to suffer bruises and lacerations due to the nature of the sport. Sporting activities make specific demands on the body. Regardless of the level of preparation or participation sportspeople can still be susceptible to injury.
The most common types of injury are trauma, overuse and biomechanical. The hamstring muscle group have the highest incidence of injury.