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    I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    That being said, does it seem like our women's team endures many more career ending injuries than our men's program has? Is it typical that there are more career ending injuries in basketball at the women's college level than the men's?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    I don't know of many career-enders in the women's program. They suffer a lot of ACL tears, but those players have just about all come back to play. And there has been research done, and women are typically more prone to ACL injuries. I can't tell you why, but they are.
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thawki View Post
    That being said, does it seem like our women's team endures many more career ending injuries than our men's program has? Is it typical that there are more career ending injuries in basketball at the women's college level than the men's?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
    ACL Injuries in Women
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    ACL injuries in female athletes are an epidemic problem facing women, coaches, and the sports medicine community. The injuries generally occur without contact from another person and most often occur while the athlete is participating in basketball, gymnastics, or soccer. Female athletes have four to 10 times more ACL injuries than male athletes have. The reasons for the different rates of injury in men and women are not clear, but some theories include differences in anatomy, knee alignment, ligament laxity, muscle strength, and conditioning.
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    News Record
    Quote Originally Posted by Knee injuries sideline female athletes

    One in 100 female high school athletes will suffer an ACL injury.

    One in 10 female college athletes will suffer an ACL injury.

    Two in 10 will injure or re-injure an ACL within three years.

    Itís the biggest problem nobody knows about.
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    Knees are only part of WBB's health problems. Virginia Johnson's career-ender was concussions; Hannah Draxten's was a bad back; a couple of years ago Joann Hamlin lost her senior season with a blood clot in her leg; before that, Nicole Vanderpol had a blood circulation issue.
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Row55 View Post
    Knees are only part of WBB's health problems. Virginia Johnson's career-ender was concussions; Hannah Draxten's was a bad back; a couple of years ago Joann Hamlin lost her senior season with a blood clot in her leg; before that, Nicole Vanderpol had a blood circulation issue.
    Can you name any who got a broken pelvis from off the court activity ?
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    Quote Originally Posted by koolhandlick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Row55 View Post
    Knees are only part of WBB's health problems. Virginia Johnson's career-ender was concussions; Hannah Draxten's was a bad back; a couple of years ago Joann Hamlin lost her senior season with a blood clot in her leg; before that, Nicole Vanderpol had a blood circulation issue.
    Can you name any who got a broken pelvis from off the court activity ?
    I can, but I'm not surprised that you can't.
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    Re: I don't follow the Iowa Women's Basketball Team really closely.

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    I don't know of many career-enders in the women's program. They suffer a lot of ACL tears, but those players have just about all come back to play. And there has been research done, and women are typically more prone to ACL injuries. I can't tell you why, but they are.
    Thanks. I probably should have said season-ending/career-threatening injuries. It really seemed to me that we have a lot of injuries where women are out for the year compared to the men's team. It looks like there was a good reason that my untrained eye thought this.
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