Badminton is a fairly benign sport where two contestants use racquets to bat a “bird” back and forth over a net. The bird is also called the shuttlecock and is a rubber bulb on the bottom which is weighted with feathers radiating around the top edge vertically upward so it will achieve some flight as it is batted.
The net is about 6 feet high at the top edge and the “bird” must make it over the net in one stroke and it goes back and forth until one player misses or the “bird” hits the net or goes out of bounds.
One would ordinarily think that this would be a safe game to play, but there are injuries that can occur.
Allowing the shuttlecock to hit the eye when it is missed by the racquet is more common than one might think. This of course could be serious, as the shuttlecock is made of hard rubber on one end.
Sprained ankles can also be a common problem for people who are not in the best shape. When playing the game, the players run after the “bird” at odd angles, sometimes having to really “go for it” in order to make a play. A sprained ankle occurs when the weight of your body goes in the wrong direction from the way your foot is places, which stretches the ligaments to the point of injury and swelling.
Badminton plan can get very spirited and fast moving and another injury that can occur can come from hitting the ground while lunging for a shot. Depending on where you land, and on what part of your body you land, you can become injured in that way.
So you might wind up with broken arms, wrists, teeth or fingers depending on how people manage to fall. People must be trained in the art of falling to the ground, otherwise they are likely to hurt themselves when they fall. You also have to be trained in the art of dodging so you can move out of the way of stray shuttlecocks. You wouldn’t believe how many people need dental work like what is described in this link http://www.dentistftlauderdale.com/dental-implants after sustaining an injury.
A person who has played contact sports, such as football or soccer know that when you fall or are pushed to the ground, you have to learn to roll, to cushion the shock. A person who is not trained this way will tend to fall flat, thus being more prone to injury.
Obviously badminton injuries are infrequent and for the most part not too serious, but they do occur.