Basketball is the only major American team sport that did not grow out of older European games. Through the years, it has become more of a contact sport, leading to many types of injuries on the court. More than 1.6 million basketball injuries are treated every year in the United States. This book provides a comprehensive guide for playing a safer game. It explains the most common types of injuries, how to treat them, and the best techniques to prevent them. This book will also help the reader discover: • How basketball has changed since its beginning. • Warm-up exercises to prevent injuries. • Types of injuries and their treatments. • The importance of good nutrition. •The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.