Sports injuries can happen anywhere in the body. The most common tend to be fairly minor bruises, sprains, and strains. However, more serious injuries such as serious neck injuries can occur in contact sports.
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes Family Medicine as a distinct discipline requiring an additional three years of training for doctors who wish to become Board Certified in this field. Family Medicine doctors are usually primary care providers (PCPs) [formerly general practitioners, or GPs] for the entire family.