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What Is The Most Dangerous Sport?

WHAT IS THE MOST

DANGEROUS SPORT?



BASED ON AMOUNT OF INJURIES



LACROSSE ICE HOCKEY GOLF HORSE RIDING SKATEBOARDING

96,000 105,000 127,000 316,000 676,000

INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES



BASEBALL SOFTBALL AMERICAN CYCLING BASKETBALL

FOOTBALL

763,000 1,000,000 2,490,000 2,490,000 2,560,000

INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES INJURIES



WORST SPORTS INJURIES THROUGH HISTORY



10 LUC NILIS



Luc Nilis, a football player, suffered a double break

in his leg in September of 2000 when he collided

with goalkeeper Richard Wright. The break was so

bad that there was a chance that part of the leg

might have needed to be amputated. Fortunately

for Nilis, this wasn't the case. Unfortunately for Nilis,

the injury did end his career.



9 WILLIS MCGAHEE



Willis McGahee, an american footballer who played

for the University of Miami, suffered a broken leg in

the 2003 National Championship game against the

Buckeyes. McGahee continued on with his career,

and is now a seasoned veteran in the NFL.



8 MICHAEL STICH



In 1995, Tennis player Michael stitch completely

snapped the bone in his left ankle. This, like many

others on this list, turned out to be a career ender.



7 BRYCE FLORIE



Bryce Florie is remembered for suffering a facial

injury that occurred on September 8, 2000 in a

baseball game at Fenway Park. The Yankee's Ryan

Thompson hit a line drive off Florie's face, causing

multiple broken bones and eye damage.



6 DJIBRIL CISSE



Djibril Cisse (football player) suffered from not one

broken leg but two. The first break happened in

2004, breaking his tibia and fibula. There was a

possibility that he would lose the leg, but good

medical attention managed to repair it. The second

break occurred in 2006. He also managed to come

back from this, and continued to play football.



5 ERIC LEGRAND



Eric LeGrand became paralysed from the waist

down whilst making a tackle in an american football

game. Since becoming paralyzed, LeGrand has

regained some movement in his shoulders, and some

sensation throughout his body.



4 ALLEN RAY



Allen Ray, a basketball player, had his eye poked

out. Ray, playing for Villanova, was reaching for a

loose ball, and inadvertently had his eye scraped.

The eye, fortunately, didn't come all the way out, and

Ray was able to resume playing later that season.



3 JOE THEISMANN



Theismann, broke his leg whilst playing american

football. He was tackled by Lawrence Taylor and fell

awkwardly so that his leg was trapped under Taylor.

He completely broke his leg, and the bone was

exposed. This was also a career-ender.



2 KEVIN WARE



Kevin Ware's injury was very similar to Theismann's

During a basketball game, Ware completely broke

his leg and the bone was exposed. Ware's Injury was

a fluke accident, pure and simple. There was no

collision, no tangling of legs, nothing.



1. CLINT MALARCHUK



Malachuk, an ice hockey player, had his throat

sliced open by a skate in 1989. It severed his

jugular vein. His life was saved by a team trainer, Jim

Pizzutelli, who, from serving in Vietnam, knew to pinch

the jugular closed, to prevent more blood from

escaping. Three players vomited while this was

going on, and 11 fans fainted. Malachuk continued

to play, and retired a few years later.

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport?

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An infographic including the most dangerous sports in the world based on sheer volume of injuries sustained and the top ten worst sports injuries through history
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