Girls´ Lacrosse

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Girls´ Lacrosse

Girls' Lacrosse

Most Common Injuries (what they effect)•Sprained ankles-A damaged ankle ligament which cause swelling, and bruising around the affected joint. Moving of that joint is painful.• Concussions- Injury of the brain, that causes various symptoms depending on the severity of the concussion. The most common symptom is headaches. • ACL/MCL sprains- An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprain causes severe pain and looseness of the joint .A Medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain causes mild tenderness on the inside of the knee with no swelling.• Wrist fracture-A broken wrist causes pain, tenderness, bruising, and swelling in the wrist.

Treatment•Sprained Ankles- Ice and strengthening•Concussion- Ease back into play slowly/Rest (Maybe wear a protective headband when returning) •ACL/MCL sprain- Rest, ice, elevate and compress with elastic bandage• Wrist fracture-Have a Cast, ice,elevate, and strenghen muscles around wrist

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Rule Changes in Girls' Lacrosse In 2005 ● No pocket - ball must be above sidewall ● Goalie helmet must meet NOCSAE standard. In 2006 ● Added hard boundaries. ● Goalie must wear padded gloves. In 2007 ● Goalie must wear padding on shins/thighs. ● Mouthpiece wording strengthened - must fully cover upper jaw teeth. ● Team will play short handed once the fourth card is received.

Statistics of Injuries in Girls' LacrosseAlmost 44% of injuries- sprains and strains 23% of injuries-concussions The most common causes of injuries were no contact – for example, a foot pivot leading to a pulled muscle -- and contact with playing equipment.


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