Playing a recreational sport as an adult can be a great way to stay fit and social.
An afternoon in the park playing a pick-up game of basketball or flag football can help you relieve stress, have fun, and stay in shape.
But organized sports can come with a risk. Every year, 8.6 million Americans sustain a sports or recreation-related injury.
Many of these injuries heal on their own over time, but some can be more serious.
A torn ACL, for example, often requires surgery that can cost upwards of $20,000 to $50,000 without insurance.
It's not always possible to prevent an injury, but you can be smart about the way you train and play sports.
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Taking a few precautions today might help you to avoid an injury down the line, which your body, and likely your wallet, will thank you for.
Below are the most common injuries adults get while playing an organized sport, and how to prevent them so you can stay active and healthy.