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theonico

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Id actually go as far as to say almost all injuries are preventable. A lot come across as bad luck because they can happen in an instant or seemingly get categorised as "impact" injuries, but the majority are a sudden exposure of long term poor loading or dysfunction.

Things like a broken ankle are a good example as its pretty nasty, but if your ankle was already stiff and tight its more likely to break than bend if you put it in a nasty situation.

Theres obviously an amount of impact that will forever exceed any tissues ability to cope, but if your diet sucks, your stressed all the time and your sleep is poor enough, your threshold might be far lower than it should.

Theres often more to almost every injury - concussion, broken ribs included - than initially expected but the underlying issues are often boring and essentially hidden until they arent.

Far too many issues have the appearance of bad luck when theres often something there potentially waiting to be exposed beforehand.

You just need the right perspective to be able to see it. As an individual it can be a little harder to establish what that is but if you see enough of them in a team environment like GWS, Adelaide and their Hammies, GC with their joint issues etc - then there's more likely to be a common thread thats more easily visible.

Any time you hear someone utter the phrase "its bad luck", theres a very high chance they havent taken a big enough step back yet to see it for what it is.

I think its always important to mention the above because it means you can do something about it. Otherwise it just implies theres nothing you can do, which isnt entirely the case.
 

rogiebear93

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Id actually go as far as to say almost all injuries are preventable. A lot come across as bad luck because they can happen in an instant or seemingly get categorised as "impact" injuries, but the majority are a sudden exposure of long term poor loading or dysfunction.

Things like a broken ankle are a good example as its pretty nasty, but if your ankle was already stiff and tight its more likely to break than bend if you put it in a nasty situation.

Theres obviously an amount of impact that will forever exceed any tissues ability to cope, but if your diet sucks, your stressed all the time and your sleep is poor enough, your threshold might be far lower than it should.

Theres often more to almost every injury - concussion, broken ribs included - than initially expected but the underlying issues are often boring and essentially hidden until they arent.

Far too many issues have the appearance of bad luck when theres often something there potentially waiting to be exposed beforehand.

You just need the right perspective to be able to see it. As an individual it can be a little harder to establish what that is but if you see enough of them in a team environment like GWS, Adelaide and their Hammies, GC with their joint issues etc - then there's more likely to be a common thread thats more easily visible.

Any time you hear someone utter the phrase "its bad luck", theres a very high chance they havent taken a big enough step back yet to see it for what it is.

I think its always important to mention the above because it means you can do something about it. Otherwise it just implies theres nothing you can do, which isnt entirely the case.
I noted the same from Melbourne, they have a lot of plantar issues which is probably from increased load (clearly a focus on strength and weight gain at the club) with a neglect for the systems that actually support that strength. Playing above your weight almost guarantees foot troubles.
 
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