Doctor’s Orders: Healing Football Injuries

The Big Game is almost here! While watching the action from the couch, it’s easy to forget the physical prowess that football athletes possess. They can stop and start quickly, use explosive power, and they possess speed along with physical strength.

It’s no wonder, then, that football leads all sports in the number of injuries sustained by its players. In fact, more than 1.2 million football-related injuries are sustained annually.

We’ve gathered together a list of the most common football injuries and the time it takes for them to heal. Want to check out which football team has the best doctors?

(Read the results from our first ever “Doctor Bowl.“)

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