INJURIES - Cricket
Cricket is the national game of India and Australia and is the second most popular sport in the world, but it is quickly gaining ground on football/soccer. The most common sites of injury are the lower extremity, usually bruises and sprains. Bowlers are the most commonly injured players, often suffering from spondylolysis (stress fractures of the lower spine). Stress fractures at other sites including the metatarsal bones, fibula and tibia are also common.
Luckily, there are some simple steps that cricket enthusiasts can take to prevent some of these injuries. Obviously, stretching and conditioning can help prevent some of the common strains and muscle soreness, but despite being in great shape, injuries can still happen. Some simple protective gear can help reduce the pain associated with these injuries.
Our best selling DonJoy Drytex Hinge Knee Brace is an excellent choice to protect the knee from common strains and sprains of the medial collateral ligament. The soft drytex material accompanied by the carbon composite hinges help protect the knee and leg from painful blows of the cricket ball.
To help prevent stress and strain to the lower back in bowlers, our Breg Back Support with Side Pulls can provide comfortable support to the back.
To reduce those painful bruises to the ankle and disabling sprains, our DonJoy Velocity Ankle Brace can provide protection and comfort. This brace was developed after years of research to surround the ankle in a space age polymer for support and protection. It easily fits in any shoe but surrounds the exposed ankle bones and part of the foot to protect it against any nasty "leg before wicket" injuries. Also consider the Ankle Sprain Care Kit to get you back to your full game faster.
Our four solutions to the most common cricket injuries are highlighted below: