Water polo is a team sport that demands continuous high-intensity physical activity and bursts of sudden effort. Water polo combines swimming with tackling, throwing, sprinting, and body contact. Players are constantly undergoing tough grappling contests and are exposed to challenging body contact to achieve positional advantage during the game. This leads to the ongoing act of forceful interaction between players and makes the competition more physical. This results in diverse traumatic events during the competition such as contusions, lacerations, dislocations, sprains, and even fractures. Physical contact is responsible for most of the acute injuries. However, sudden changes in the effort level during the game such as shooting, tackling, and swimming significantly increases the risk of injury.
- Water polo
- Injury prevention