There's the Rub: Football abrasions can lead to nasty infections

By Nathan Seppa, 15:51 PM April 15, 2008

The scrapes and cuts endured by football players on U.S. professional teams can develop into drug-resistant bacterial infections that may spread to teammates in the locker room or to opponents on the field, a new study shows. Athletes who play most of their games on artificial turf might be more prone to infection than those who play mainly on grass fields because they experience more skin abrasions similar to rug burns. Researchers now report that serious infections may arise from such abra...

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