Breast Injury During Sport Participation
International Journal of Sports & Exercise Medicine
A recent study found that almost half (47.9%), of female college athletes participating in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball (n = 194) suffered a breast injury during their college career with less than 10% reporting their injury to health personnel with only 2.1% receiving treatment . Breast injury in female athletes is under-reported and is lacking a much-needed level of awareness in sport. If there is a void in awareness of breast injuries and in reporting breast injuries, preventive measures, as well as any potential sequela from the injury, will not be given the necessary attention.