Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. Discover the game's common injuries and read expert advice on avoiding them. Here, you will also find out how to treat injuries, when to consult a medical professional, and how to come back from injury as quickly as possible and stronger than ever. Read about: • The rules of the game. • Types of protective equipment. • Exercises and conditioning that help prevent injuries. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.