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When can I play sports after a wrist sprain?

You should always follow the guidelines the doctor has given you before you return to activity, but it may take 1-2 weeks before you have the movement and strength you need. A general guideline to follow is when you are pain-free in all wrist motions, you are ready to begin a progressive return to activity.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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