Give yourself a sporting chance
Posted on Wednesday 6th of April 2016.
With a summer of sports coming up you might feel inspired to get involved. But before you do make sure you’re covered in case any of the inevitable bumps and bruises need more than just a plaster.
There’s a host of major sporting events taking place this Summer.
An active community
Seeing so many of the world’s greatest athletes and sporting heroes competing at the top of their game may leave you feeling motivated to get involved at a grass-roots level.
Anyone can take part in grass-roots sports – which play a crucial role in keeping us, our children and our communities healthy and active. But even with the best instructors, facilities and equipment, accidents and injuries can happen and you may be unable to work as a result.
After spending the week sitting behind a desk in an office, an 18-hole round at the weekend could take its toll. Some of the most common sports injuries are:
- Ankle sprain
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury
- Tennis elbow
Obviously we all do our best to avoid accidents, but when you’re playing sport you’re at a much higher risk of twisting, spraining or breaking something and this could affect your ability to work. A broken wrist can take six to eight weeks to heal. Depending on the severity of the injury, a fractured leg could take from six weeks to six months to heal. If in that time you were unable to work accident protection would prove invaluable.