Most of us can think of someone who cannot play sports for very long without getting injured. For basketball fans Derrick Rose may come to mind.
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Derrick Rose recently underwent knee surgery to repair his right meniscus. Rose is 26 years old in his sixth NBA season, but this is his third season in a row cut short by a knee injury.
It’s long been said that injuries are “just a part of the game.” However, the question remains: What is it about these athletes that cause their bones, tendons, etc. to tear more easily than others? Bad luck? Poor preparation?
A growing body of research is suggesting that genetics may be to blame.
This information has the potential for injury prevention for athletes at every level – from pros to amateurs. In 2012, for instance, nearly two million adults went to the emergency room for sports-related injuries, many acquired while playing pickup games in recreation leagues.
The Atlantic wrote an article titled “The Genetics of Being Injury Prone” that has received a lot of shares on social media. To learn more information on the subject, read the article here.