At the 2016 Rio recent Olympics, the most injured body parts were the knee, thigh, ankle, face, and lower leg.
Out of the 221 severe injuries, the most common injury sustained was a muscle strain. A muscle strain is a tear in the muscle fibres which most often occurs due to an over stretching or a powerful contraction that is too much for the muscle to handle.
Don't Ignore the Signs
Injury prevention in sports is extremely important, we cannot bullet-proof our bodies against everything. The best possible chance of preventing and managing injuries before, during and after games is best combined with specialist medical teams properly equipped to work together with the athlete and coaching staff.
Almost three quarters of the injuries occurred acutely, meaning there was no overuse or pre-existing component. Be prepared in the instance of an accident, early treatment can enable athletes to recover faster and better and also prevent further damage occurring.