A common situation you may face is one in which an athlete has a minor or moderate injury such as a muscle pull or arm contusion. When this type of situation arises, you will use one of several types of assists.
Less severely injured athletes can be more readily moved, but you must still exercise extreme caution. If necessary, you may move an athlete suffering from these conditions:
• Sprains and strains
• Solar plexus injury (“wind knocked out”)
• Facial injuries
• Closed and nondisplaced (no gross deformity) fractures of the finger, hand, wrist, forearm, ankle, and foot
• Finger dislocations