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contact sport


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A sport in which the impact of one person against another is an inherent part of the sport. Contact sports include boxing, football (especially American football and rugby), ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, and wrestling, contact sports carry a high risk of injury and some people are advised not to take part in them: for example, those with a history of epileptic seizures triggered by collision, and those suffering from contagious skin diseases (e.g. impetigo. Herpes, scabies, and boils). It is unwise for an injured person to participate in a contact sport until completely recovered (see concussion).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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