It is not uncommon to hear of an athlete suffering a sports injury. Generally when a star athlete is injured, the injury becomes headline news. And the public waits anxiously to hear any news on the condition of the player. Although it is not usually headline news, sports injuries can also happen to the average Joe and Jane. Anyone participating in recreational sports or exercise can suffer a sports injury. Participation in contact sports or long term exercise programs can increase the likelihood of a sports injury occurrence.