Do you know the most common volleyball injuries?

Although the teams are separated by a net, there is still a risk of acute injury in both volleyball and beach volleyball. Ankle sprains are most common injury. Many players have sprained both ankles several times.

Sprained fingers are also common, but these injuries are usually mild, allowing for the player to resume training fairly quickly. Acute knee injuries are far less common for volleyball players than for handball or football players, but young female players are still susceptible to knee ligament injuries.

Players who train hard more commonly struggle with overuse injuries. Among elite players, young and older, knees, shoulders and lower back are often troublesome. About 40% of male elite players suffer from jumper’s knee. These knee problems usually develop during the late teens. For young female players, patellofemoral pain syndrome is the most common knee problem. 

Common injuries

  • Ankle sprain
  • Finger sprain
  • ACL injury
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Jumper's knee
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Thrower's shoulder