Injury Reports with Edge
What’s up with basketball right now
March Madness is a time of the year when college basketball fans can’t get enough information on their favorite teams and players. The NCAA tournament can make or break a team's season, and every player needs to be at the top of her game. Players twist ankles, slip on slick floors, and collide with other athletes. And while some injuries are serious enough to end a season early, most can be treated with rest and rehabilitation; many athletes even return to their teams before the season ends. To help you keep up with all of the latest news this season, we’ve created an up-to-date injury report for athletes you want to know about.
One of the biggest injuries that can happen during basketball is a slip and fall. Slipping on the floor can cause injuries to ankles, knees, and elbows. If you've ever watched a game, you know that a lot of time is spent running. Therefore, it's easy for players to slip and fall on the court when trying to stop quickly or change direction fast. This can lead to sprains and breaks in those areas.
During the NCAA tournament - specifically the men's National Championship Game between North Carolina and Kansas on 4/4, UNC's Armando Bacot injured his ankle in the final minute of the game.
Bacot’s ankle appeared to roll and seems to have sprained as a result. Bacot was seen noticeable limping during the tournament - but he followed up with reporters after the incident and said 'My status ... is I'm playing'
How did this happen? The Court.
During the game, the floorboard appeared to move. Reports later showed that the manufacturers of the court said nothing was loose. But regardless, something happened there, and his ankle suffered the consequences.
Bacot’s statement and need to get back out and play is a feeling all athletes know too well - you push on and keep going because you absolutely have to.
Basketball is a rough sport. The constant movement, running up and down the court, and jumping during the game can put a lot of stress on your body. And with the intensity at which players play, injuries are bound to happen, and Bacot’s statement and need to get back out and play is a feeling all athletes know too well - you push on and keep going because you absolutely have to.
Edge for Bacot?
When stakes are that high, and the risk of injury high too, players need to do all they can - and that includes gear. Edge might not have helped with a loose floorboard, but it can help players like UNC's Armando Bacot proactively avoid injury (and embarrassment) from slips as well as get back to playing in the best shape possible.