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Even with the use of helmets, and pads, the size of the players, full contact play, and speed of the game, makes football injuries too common. Learn more about football injuries and prevention.

Common Football Injuries

Some of the most common football-related knee injuries include:

For a complete list of knee-related injuries, diagnostics, and therapies, visit our Education Center.

Discuss football- related injuries in our Forums.

Featured Patient Story
Complete Anterior Dislocation

I injured my right knee in October of 1998 playing flag football. It was a complete anterior dislocation. My tibia was sitting on top of my femur (very painful). As a result, I tore my ACL, PCL, LCL, Posterior Lateral Corner, Biceps Tendon, Peroneal Nerve, just to name the big ones.

I was taken to the hospital where the doctor informed me that I would most likely loose my leg because he could not find a pulse in my foot (I had pinched my femoral artery closed). Fortunately...

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