Common Wrestling Injuries

Although wrestling is a team sport, there is no other sport like it that pits individuals against each other in measures of strength, agility, speed and technique.

Injuries in wrestling are common. The shoulder is the most commonly injured joint from wrestling. The shoulder is manipulated in a variety of directions, which may result in injuries such as sprains, strains and dislocations.

Other common injuries include concussions, bloody noses, skin disorders and fractures. Maintaining a proper strength and conditioning regimen for the shoulder stabilizers is the key to preventing injuries.


  • Concussion


  • Shoulder AC Joint Sprain/Separation
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Shoulder Bursitis, Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Labral Tears


  • Lateral Ankle Sprains