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What's your worst sporting injury?

Studying an X ray

A boy's been badly hurt when his shinpad cut into his leg during a footie match.

So that made us think - what injuries have YOU suffered while playing sport?

Perhaps you've knocked your teeth out on the trampoline, got a black eye on the rugby pitch or grazed your knee on the netball court?

Have you broken a leg while horse riding or broken a nail while snow boarding?

Or perhaps you're the one who's had a few lucky escapes?

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"I was once skateboarding and I stepped on the front and flipped it upsidedown, causing me to fall and break my wrist. I nearly lost my place in my rugby club because I was out for 12 WEEKS!"

Lewis, 10, Brussels, Belgium

"I was going out on a bike ride with my mum and dad. I pressed the front brake and I went over my handlebars. All my knee skin came off!"

Emily, 9, Leicester, England

"I broke both of my bones in my left arm playing rounders! My arm looked like a swan's neck!"

Bethany, Nottingham, England

"I have had a few. None of them were that bad but my worst was hurting my neck on the trampoline and I couldn't move it. Also, playing hockey, I always manage to get an injury every time!!!"

Hannah, 12, Scotland

"My sister Emily dislocated her shoulder in a cheerleading stunt last year! She was OK, though."

Camryn, 15, Los Angeles, USA

"I was playing football a couple of years ago and I slipped and fell on my hand with my little finger bent back and I tore the ligaments. It was sooo painful."

Sarah, 13, Worthing, England

"A few weeks ago, when we were playing cricket, I hurt my left ankle! I was throwing the bat away so I had a clear way to run, and the bat hit my ankle with so much force that I thought I'd broken it! I still managed to get three runs but I couldn't walk for three days and I couldn't run properly until last week!"

Lauren, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I got broken ribs from falling off the trampoline."

Anthony, 13, Neath, Wales

"Shin splints. I've not been able to train because I run and do high jump (I'm into athletics)."

Charley, 14, Manchester, England

"I was once playing football for my team in a match and when I went for the ball, my foot cracked in the middle where there is no joint... I was in a wheelchair for ONE YEAR!!!"

Ricky, 10, London, England

"I was hit in the head by a hockey stick and passed out."

Winter, 14, Auckland, New Zealand

"When I was testing my new bike I fell off, crushing my hand. I had to pop my finger back into place!"

Will, 11, Bristol, England

"I was riding a horse and the horse bucked me off and stamped on my stomach and ribs. I was in hospital for two weeks and I couldn't walk for four weeks so I didn't have any fun in my summer holidays."

Laura, 12, Derby, England

"I have been very unlucky while doing sports, but I am very fond of them. I do horse-riding, football, volleyball, and motocross and I ride quad-bikes. On my first days of horse-riding I actually managed to fracture my wrist and sprain my other one. At football, I broke my nose when someone stood on my face and I almost broke my cheek-bone and, finally, while quad-biking I fell off, due to a weird tree root in the road, broke my left arm and fractured my ankle, and I badly knocked my spine. OUCH!!"

Lyza, 10, Italy

"I was ice-skating, and I landed incorrectly from a jump. I broke my right wrist in three places, just a week before an entrance exam for my new school - and I'm right-handed!!!"

Grace, 13, Sandhurst, England

"Someone threw a rounders bat and I ran, but slid and banged my head, then the bat hit my leg and I could not walk for days."

Olivia, 12, East Yorkshire, England

"It wasn't exactly an injury, but while I was training for netball a ball went into my face and broke my braces!!!!!!!!!"

Louise, 12, Woking, England

"I was playing basketball and I broke my ankle, arm and leg!!!!!!!!!!"

Chloe, 10, York, England

"At church camp last winter, I was sharing a snow tube with my friend. Halfway down the humongous hill, I slipped off and bounced headfirst down part of the hill. I couldn't move! When I stopped, I heard yelling all over for me to get out of the way, but I couldn't. Three other tubes, each with two people on them, ran over me- one even on my head. They had to shut down the hill, and a staff member had to carry me back to my cabin. Ouch!"

Hailey, 13, USA

"I was playing on my trampoline when I did a backflip and broke my left leg! Ouch!"

Katie, 10, Hove, England

"I was once riding my bike when the bike tripped over a rock and I tumbled down the hill. I got a bruised face, bleeding leg, blue thumb and the skin came off nearly all my fingers."

Carla, 10, London, England

"I was riding my friend's horse, Dolly, up a hill bareback (BIG mistake) and she turned around and I fell off, landing on my neck and both wrists. I sprained my right wrist and knocked my spine, I couldn't run for about two months. AND to top it all off, my mum fell off as well and broke her rib!"

Freya, 12, Maidstone, England

"One day I was skating and slipped over and bruised my bone in my right wrist - painful, but the great thing was I couldn't write left-handed so I had to use the computer at school for my school work."

Matthew, 8, Birmingham, England

"I fractured my thumb playing football, then fractured it again playing netball!"

Harriet, 12, Surrey, England

"When I was doing rounders I was running to first base when all of a sudden I skidded and bent my foot right back. I didn't cry and then I realised I couldn't run so I was VERY slow but someone over took me so we were both out. It REALLY hurt!"

Katie, 10, Wakefield, England

"When I was playing tag with my friends in Year 2, I tried to run really fast to catch up with one of them and they suddenly turned away. I couldn't stop so I ended up crashing head-first into a brick wall. I couldn't remember anything after that for 10 minutes and I was feeling dizzy for days."

Anna, 12, Cambridgeshire, England

"I was hit in the face by a hockey stick - ouch!"

Claire, 14, Oxford, England

"When I was 13 I fell off a rope swing on an assault course and damaged the vertebrae in my back. I couldn't move for about a month without it feeling like pins were being stuck in my spine!"

Jessie, 14, Cheshire, England

"I broke my leg, arm and neck all in one at footie."

Callum, 11, Chesterfield, England

"I was horse riding one day when the horse tried throwing me off. I fell and hit my head and paralysed my left leg. It was a really big shock and I'm really worried when I see my sister on a horse now."

Rossie, 12, England

"I was doing my weekly motocross race when my front tire popped I skidded all over the place. When I looked up and saw a barbed wire fence. I skidded right into it and broke my left leg and left arm. I had cuts all down me and my left side fails every now and then."

John, 11, Birmingham, England

"I broke my arm when I went ice-skating. My arm was in a cast for two months."

Safa, 10, London, England

"I was playing golf when my friend's club slipped out of his hand and hit me in the face. I had to have 18 stitches."

Ross, 12, Leicester, England

"I broke my finger swimming! A man flung his arm over the lane, bashing my middle finger!"

Ro, 12, Winchester, England

"When I was rollerblading I fell over and broke my wrist! It really hurt! And the year before, I broke my finger on a netball. Ouch!"

Charlotte, 11, London, England

"I dislocated my knee while warming up to play basketball!"

Riya, 12, Essex, England

"Today, I went jogging with my dad but didn't warm up properly and sprained my left leg."

Lily, 9, Cardiff, Wales

"Two years ago at school I had a lump on my head the size of an egg when I was playing football because one of my pals kicked the ball and it bounced off the fence. It flew towards me and when it made contact with my forehead the force of the ball made me do a back flip! My glasses flew off so it hurt a bit, and I got a burst lip and nose."

Emma, 9, Scotland

"I don't really get hurt. I've had lucky escapes."

Charlotte, 13, Leicester, England

"I have had three equally painful injuries but they were all fairly minor... When I was eight, I was playing in a netball match when I slipped and ended up doing the box splits, which I had never done before as I am not the most flexible person! That really hurt but I still carried on with the match. The next thing was when I was in an ice-skating competition. I was about to do a jump when someone in the audience started yelling at me. I was so distracted that I ended tripping over my foot and whacking my head against the ice and spraining my leg! I couldn't walk for days afterwards! The most recent time was another netball accident, which didn't hurt but it left a huge cut down my leg! I was in goal defence when the goal shooter tripped me up. Instead of just falling over, I ended up doing a forward flip! Not too painful, but quite dramatic!"

Layla, 11, Surrey, England

"When I was six, I tripped over a football in the playground and it really hurt. Everybody laughed and my teacher didn't believe me that I'd hurt it, but mum took me to hospital and I'd sprained my ankle. I got to wear trainers at school for a few weeks though so that's OK!!!!"

Nicole, 9, Preston, England

"When I was four, I broke my leg skiing for the first time on my own when my mum was there! She was trying to help me but I just went off on my own! And I crashed into a hedge!!"

Lily,12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I was playing rounders at school with a football instead of a tennis ball (BIG mistake). When it was my go to hit, the rounders bat curved round the wrong way and smacked my arm. The bruise was MASSIVE and I can still see the mark now."

Matilda, 11, York, England

"I once dropped a bowling ball on my foot. It hurt loads and I hopped around like crazy. In the end, my toe went blue and ached for weeks afterwards!!!"

Susie, 11, Sevenoaks, England

"I chipped my kneecap while playing football. I had to have crutches for two months!"

Patrick, 11, Windsor, England

"I was playing rugby and I was in a scrum and broke both legs."

Tom, 12, Richmond, England

"I was playing rounders and was a fielder. The batsman hit it far so I went to get it. The next thing I knew, everyone was rushing to get it as well. Suddenly a boy put his leg out and I tripped over it. My right cheek was torn open and my knee cut open."

Tejal, 11, Milton Keynes, England

"In PE, we were doing the high jump and I landed on my thumb with all my weight! I had to go to the hospital and had it in a bandage for three weeks!"

Beth, 12, Coventry, England

"I was playing hockey at school and the ball flew into my face and knocked 3 teeth out and I had to have 5 stitches. Ow!"

Jess, 13, Lancaster, England

"I was running after a hockey ball in the sports hall and banged into the wall and got knocked out for three seconds!"

Poppy, 13, Norwich, England

"I have broken my wrist on my trampoline. I have broken my nose when I got hit with a lacrosse ball. I broke my cheek bone when I was hit with a basketball. I have gone over the handlebars on my bike and got black eyes. I could actually go on forever. My worst injury would have been either breaking my wrist or breaking my nose."

Nicole, 14, Scotland

"I was hit by a golf ball in the face and broke my nose."

James, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"When I was playing hockey, the boy who was attacking whacked the ball and then his stick into my hand slamming it against my own stick. Luckily it didn't break, but I lost all the feeling in it for nearly a day!"

Margaret, 12, Redditch, England

"I broke my collar bone when horse riding and had to be strapped to a bed for three hours. And it's still not healed properly."

Sarah, 12, London, England

"I got hit on the head with a netball post a few years ago. I was helping take down the netball post and I was standing underneath it, and the girls who were helping dropped it straight down on my head!!"

Ellis, 13, Suffolk, England

"I got knocked out when I was scuba diving on holiday last year because I swam back up to the surface too fast!"

Tom, 13, Lincoln, England

"I once broke my arm in a cricket game from a cricket ball hitting it!"

Johnny, 10, Lincoln, England

"I was playing football with my friends and one came to tackle me and I broke my ankle. As soon as I recovered the same thing happened again!!!!"

Lewis, 11, Merseyside, England

"When I was 11, I was in football training and I fell and landed on my leg awkwardly. Then someone came and stood on my leg with their studs on and it broke so badly I had to have it amputated. I now use a prosthetic leg and sometimes crutches, but at first I had to use a wheelchair."

Aaron, 13, Manchester, England

"In swimming, I was practising my tumble turns and during one I banged my head against the wall. Because of that I had the worst headache in my life!"

Aindrila, 10, London, England

"Once I went to a bowling party and a girl was playing with the balls and dropped one of the bowling balls on my finger. I needed a cast, but I didn't want one."

Joy, 8, Hong Kong, China

"Well, I've been badly injured in badminton because my opponent hit me with a racquet after I won and have a huge scar on my shin."

Nicole, 10, Scotland

"I have broken my ankle in a game of hockey when the stick was thrust into my leg."

Isabel, 11, Norfolk, England

"I got knocked out by a football at a school match and I have a scar on my face that will remain for life."

Zarah, 12, London, England

"When I was in PE we were playing rounders and the ball hit me in the eye. I had a black eye for ages."

Lucinda, 12, Liverpool, England

"I was in jiu-jitsu and someone kicked me in the mouth and I broke my jaw."

Dana, 13, New York, USA

"On the school field I was playing catch with a wet bean bag and it hit my finger really hard and broke it. Once, I broke my collarbone when I rolled off my sofa. I'm clumsy!"

Bethany, 11, Leicester, England

"I have fallen over in netball, resulting in a broken ankle, a twisted wrist and a bumped back. I was wearing the wrong trainers and slipped while dodging someone. These trainers are now for dog walking, and my lovely Mum bought me safer ones!"

Lora, 11, UK

"Once I was skateboarding and a cat was in front of me. I tried to move out of the way but I ended up breaking through a gate. I did a back flip over it and broke my leg and arm. Ouch!"

Holly, 14, Manchester, England

"In PE we were playing football and my friend on the other team was the only person wearing studs, and I wasn't wearing any shin-pads. I went to tackle her about 15 seconds after kick-off and she accidentally stood on my leg, making the studs go in. I still have a stud shaped scar above my ankle and a white mark above it where a different stud went in!"

Ella, 13, Kent, England

"When I was playing football last week I tripped over a goal post and put my tooth right through my bottom lip. I have a hole in it now!"

Oliver, 12, Ramsgate, England

"Well, I don't do much sport but my worst ever injury was a broken wrist from running backwards."

Caitlin, 12, Isle of Wight, England

"I fell off a horse while riding and fractured my left hand."

Rachael, 12, Sussex, England

"I broke my finger while playing netball and the tendon broke off the bone so I couldn't move it. I had to have surgery but my finger isn't the same."

Katie, 13, Surrey, England

"I broke my wrist by tripping over my skipping rope."

Lucy, 14, Cambridge, England

"When I was trying to do a cartwheel in gymnastics my arm flicked backwards when I was going forwards and twisted. It hurt for days!"

Lucy, 11, Paignton, England

"I was on skates and I was on a ramp when I tripped and broke my wrist! I then did it again once it was fixed and I did it again! I won't be doing it again!"

Zoe, 12, Essex, England

"I got hit by a Javelin in PE. Luckily it was made of foam!"

Bethan, 14, Gloucester, England

"I've broken both of my legs and my arm in motocross racing. It was horrific."

Thomas, 8, Wakefield, England

"I was knocked out by a cricket ball thrown at my head."

Jed, 9, Yorkshire, England

"Well, when I was 12, I jumped over a 2ft height over the goal post and broke my arm in three places. I had to get two operations to put the bone back in place and I had to wear the cast for two months."

Colleen, 15, Antrim, N. Ireland

"Once I was sledging and when my Dad pushed off my sledge and it spun round. It was going fine until I whacked my head against a tree."

Emilie, 9, St Andrews, Scotland

"Once when I was playing in a school netball match, I was trying to get away from my defender and I tripped and landed on my back. It was extremely sore and I think it may have affected a bone in my back as I couldn't walk without being in pain for two days."

Erin, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I would say spraining my ankle. It swelled up like a balloon."

Isobel, 12, Kings Lynn, England

"Mine was when I fell in the pool and hit my head. I still have the big lump on my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Sarah, 8, Romiley, England

"Once at school, the head teacher made all the girls play rugby, even though it was really rough. One of the boys got really over-excited and when we played the ball hit my hand, causing a badly broken finger. I didn't know that it was broken until I fainted later when my little finger swelled up. Even though it got better months ago, there is a bit on the side of my finger that always sticks out, a little bit wonky. Suppose that I'll have it for life!"

Olivia, 11, Bury, England

"Once in a football tournament I jumped and fell on my wrist and all my weight fell on it and I sprained it. A few days later it got hit by a football and I hurt it again!"

Harry, 11, Devizes, England

"Once when I was playing ice hockey, someone from the other team was about to take a goal, when I fell to the floor and the hockey stick bashed me just above my eye. I had a black eye for months afterwards."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"My foot got seriously cut open by a football stud when I was playing a footie match. I checked to see what had happened to it because I couldn't stand up and, there was a really deep dent in my foot and blood was everywhere. I was rushed to hospital, where it was stitched up."

Katie, 13, London, England

"I used to really enjoy swimming butterfly but because I swam it too much the Physio told me I had overdeveloped the front of my shoulders. They were so strong that they were pulling my back muscles forward and ripping them. Even though it sounds horrible it's apparently a common injury known as swimmers shoulder."

Anna, 15, Bolton, England

"I have never had a bad sporting injury just like bruises, but my sister flipped over the top of a horse into an iron thing and she was in hospital for a week. At one point they thought she was going to be disabled but thanks to the doctors she isn't and is still riding horses!!"

Emma, 14, Waldersdale, England

"I was football training and I dived for the ball and I landed on my knee. It didn't hurt but somehow my knee started bleeding badly. A stone must have hit my knee and some of the blood went down my shinpads. I was off football for five weeks."

Reece, 11, Grantham, England