Kabaddi is a contact sport and injuries are a common sight due to the nature of the game. In orders to keep players fit for the season, the teams keep physiotherapists, psychologists, and doctors in their team to ensure that the players are perfect health and can produce great performance on the mat.
This sports also has a flaw to it as some important part of the body are prone to injuries which can keep the player out of the game for a long time and players in Pro Kabaddi league have had their own share of injuries in their career. Today we look at some of the common places in the body which are more prone to injuries.
The knee is the most commonly injured body party in kabaddi. The knee joint and is vulnerable to damage too at any point of the game. The raider can easily injure the knee while trying to twist the body when the defender holds the raider him by his knees while tackling.
The different kinds of knee injuries that happen in the sport of kabaddi are is dislocation, Ligament sprains, and cartilage tears. In order to avoid the injury that could sideline a player for months the best way to avoid the injury by playing on the not too hard surface. The other way to keep the knee strong is by doing flexibility exercises regularly.
The ankle is one of the most common injury in all sports, and the kind of physical contact that is involved in Kabaddi, the player can injure his ankle anytime. Generally, there are two types of ankle injuries that can happen to the player’s Ankle sprain and Ankle fracture
The ankle is an extremely compact part of the body with a number of ligaments and bones in a small area and this is one area that defender usually target to stop raiders from going in his own half. The ankle hold is an important weapon for the defenders, and it puts the raiders at the incredible threat of injury.
After ankle, this body part is the most injury-prone area in the sport. Shoulder injuries are very commonly seen in the sport if a player suffers a heavy fall on that particular part.
The major injuries that can keep raider out is the shoulder Broken collarbone, Dislocated shoulder and Rotator cuff injury and in the past as well players in PKL have suffered the injury.
This is the most painful and devasting among all the injuries. In a sport like Kabaddi a lot of times raiders make attempts to tag a defender before running towards the middle line. The defenders try to stop the raiders by dashing onto them from both the sides but such attempt can end up hitting the player directly or they can easily fall on the surface and get a concussion in the process.