Ultimate Danger Ultimate Danger Ultimate

Chapter 1

Dangerous Fun F or thousands of athletes across the world, having fun is just part of the job. If you’re a sports fan, then you know that playing even the most benign sports can sometimes be hazardous. On any given day, athletes are carted off the field because they’ve injured themselves. Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Concussions. Muscle strains. You name it. Obviously, certain sports are more dangerous than others. A race car driver, for example, has a better chance of being killed or injured then a professional tennis player—unless, of course, you’re on the business end of Serena Williams’ serve. A football player is more likely to get injured than a professional bass fisherman. You get the idea. Every time they practice, train, or compete, athletes are risking life and limb. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the risk of injury to professional athletes is 1,000 injuries per 100,000 workers. That puts professional sports in the top five of dangerous occupations.

Dangerous Fun


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