Volleyball, Injuries in

Volleyball is the sport with the highest rate of jumping during practice and competition. Jumping seems to be the riskiest activity in volleyball because the majority of injuries are associated with jumping and landing. Defense is associated with a small number of injuries, while serving, passing, and setting are associated with even fewer injuries.

Epidemiologic studies of volleyball injuries have identified some of the risks of injury in the sport. The highest rate of injury in volleyball is associated with blocking, followed by spiking. These are also the two sport-specific activities ...

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