Certainly, football is one of the roughest sports that athletes play. Therefore, doctors tend to see many sports injuries that stem from this activity. Sports injuries from football can range from the most mundane to the most serious. Most athletes, at one time or another, will have sprains and strains. This is the most common type of football sport injury and is usually treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation (known as the R.I.C.E method).
Other mild injuries in football include turf toe, which is an injury to the big toe from running and jumping on hard surfaces and sprained ankles. More serious sports injuries from football include fractures, most commonly found on fingers, wrists and legs and Achilles tendonitis. This tendonitis occurs on the back of the ankle and should be treated to prevent tendon ruptures.
Some football players will experience ACL tears, which is an injury to the ligament in the knee. Torn cartilage and concussions are also highly common with football and need to be checked out by a doctor as soon as the issue is suspected. The rarest type of football injury, but the most highly publicized, is the spine injury.