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11-26-2011, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Lshap View Post
Skating is tougher on the ligaments. As others have said, running pounds the muscles every time your foot comes down, while skating pushes them outwards. Also, running moves in one direction with no sudden turns or cuts.

The worst running injury I've had is a groin pull, which only happened because of a sudden, full-speed sprint. Took about three weeks to recover, and while I was healing it was easier to run slowly than skate slowly.
On turf you plant and turn. You can get really bad knee injuries like this. Hockey is not much different, if you catch a blade. That's more rare though.

Both sports are very bad for planted leg impact injuries. Would not say one is better than the other. When you've dug into the ice on a stop and get hit on the knee, you're toast.

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