Research Summaries Research Summary 22 Coping with Injury

sports coach UK Research Summary 22 © Andrew Couldridge/Action Images Limited Helping Players Cope with the Stress of Injury Injuries are part of sport for people at every level. Many are musculoskeletal, such as sprains and strains (the most common sports injuries in the UK), fractured or broken bones, and cartilage and ligament tears. When a player experiences an injury like this, it can be a very stressful time. The question is, how do coaches help their players manage the stress in these situations? This summary, based on new research from academics in America, provides a range of strategies that coaches can use to actively help players alleviate the stress caused by sporting injuries.