Psychological Skills To Combat Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are part of the game and on the rise, though statistics are unreliable due to the range in severity and unreported incidences.

Injured athletes must manage their pain, discomfort, and rehab, but that’s only part of the battle. The physical component of being injured can be complex, but the mental challenges are much more daunting.

Injured athletes often struggle with the following:

  • The initial pain and severity of the injury
  • The discomfort and length of rehab
  • The loss of athletic identity
  • The possibility of the end of their career
  • The fear of losing their role on the team
  • The doubts about returning to their previous level of play
  • The anxiety of returning to competition
  • The fear of reinjury