Participating in sports and exercise is fun and exciting, good for the heart, good for respiration, good for building and maintaining muscular strength. However, there are associated factors that discourage many from taking an active role in sports. The two leading factors are burnout and injury. Frankly speaking, the associated risks should not deter us from participating because the benefits of sports and exercise far outweigh the risks. We will be focusing on the injuries likely to be encountered while taking part in sports or exercise with ways to prevent them.