Basketball Manitoba has obtained some interesting injury statistics tied to its Accident Insurance Program usage over the last decade.  Leading the way in the most common injury locations are ankles and knees, accounting for over 50% of all injuries.  Of the type of injury most attributed to a basketball player are strains and fractures. The remaining most common areas and types of injuries received by basketball players over the past decade include...

Basketball Injury Types and Locations (2000-2010)

Injury  %
Strain 68
Fracture  24
Concussion 3
Contusion 2
Dislocation 2
Eye 1
Anatomy %
Knee 25
Ankle (not foot or leg) 25
Teeth (including jaw area) 11
Leg (non knee and ankle) 11
Torso (including back, chest, mid-section) 10
Arm (including elbow, wrist, shoulder) 6
Foot (including arch and toes) 4
Hand (including fingers and palm) 4
Head (including nose and facial area) 3
Neck 1

Source: Basketball Manitoba Insurance Provider
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