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If I suffer a neck injury during sports, am I likely to get injured again?

You may be more likely to hurt your neck again if you go back to play too soon. If poor playing methods helped cause the first injury and they are not corrected, another injury is more likely.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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