How's my Luck now?

Reflections, views and descriptions during my stay at IIM Lucknow from July 2004 to March 2006

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Wounded warriors

This is what one of our professors in the third term called the students who hobbled into class, freshly injured after an intra-institute sports tournament. The sports injury rate here is exceptionally high. The football ground sees a lot of serious injuries, including fractures and ligament tears. The just-concluded basketball tournament - a part of the inter-hostel Sikandar trophy tournaments - saw at least half a dozen serious injuries, the most serious one being that of an ankle fracture and a ligament tear in the arm. I don't know what the reasons are for such a high injury rate: perhaps it's the amateurishness and lack of practice, as many players are not regulars; perhaps it's because they play really rough. But in a busy place like this, an injury can be too dear.

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