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Three-day eventing rider Jonathan Holling competes with his gelding Fernhill Copain. Courtesy Jonathan Holling hide caption

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Horse sports are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries

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Retired NFL player Ryan Shazier, pictured in 2018, relearned how to walk after suffering a spinal cord injury during a 2017 game. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Shazier was seriously injured in an NFL game. He has advice for Damar Hamlin

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US Forces in Afghanistan work with a German Shepherd to inspect a vehicle for explosives. IEDs and other bombs led to brain injuries in service people but appear so far to not increase their risk of CTE. ROMEO GACAD / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CTE is rare in brains of deceased service members, study finds

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Getting hurt is a risk of the physical activity we do to stay in shape, but research shows that the way you approach your injury can help you heal. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Quidditch is a fast-paced, co-ed, full-contact combination of dodgeball, rugby and basketball. Above, John Sheridan tries to score points by throwing a quaffle ball through the other team's hoop. Noah Fortson/NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy throws against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 11 at Dodger Stadium. It marked his comeback from a second Tommy John surgery to his right elbow. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Baseball's Arms Race: The Price Of All Those Fast Pitches

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Marcus Lattimore retired from the NFL Wednesday, ending his hopes of returning from a knee injury to play for the San Francisco 49ers. Jason O. Watson/Getty Images hide caption

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Kelly Koshuta, a basketball star at James Madison High School, Vienna, Va., had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injured in 2012. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post hide caption

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