Football Scrapes and Nasty Infections

The scrapes suffered by professional football players on the field can lead to serious skin infections.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM February 4, 2005

Sports are fun, but they can also be dangerous. Broken bones, pulled muscles, and sprained joints are all common injuries among athletes. Now, researchers have identified another possible risk of playing certain sports.

Among professional football players in the United States, cuts and scrapes can lead to nasty skin infections. Caused by bacteria, many of these infections are hard to treat and resistant to common medicines.

The scrapes and cuts suffered by professional football players on the field can lead to serious skin infections that may spread to teammates or even opposing players.

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