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12-28-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyPipkin View Post
I know its quite a common thing to catch in MMA with everyone rolling around on the same mats, but wouldn't you almost expect someone like a hockey player, with all their routines and gear etc, would be more prone to having it recur?
I would, yes. One also has to take into account the physical abuse athletes take. Despite being in great shape, their immune systems are always 'on', so to say, by having to heal muscle tears, cuts and bruises. It can leave contact sport athletes with a lowered immunity to viral and bacterial infections.

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