Ummmmk, courtesy of Wikipedia:
| Current medical terminology in the United States uses the term collision sport to refer to sports like rugby, American football, ice hockey and lacrosse, the term contact sport to refer to sports such as football(soccer) and basketball, and the term limited-contact sport to sports like squash and baseball. The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement revised in 2008 included the following definitions:|
In collision sports (eg, boxing, ice hockey, [American] football,
lacrosse, and rodeo), athletes purposely hit or collide with each other
or with inanimate objects (including the ground) with great force. In
contact sports (eg, basketball and soccer), athletes routinely make
contact with each other or inanimate objects but usually with less force
than in collision sports. In limited-contact sports (eg, softball and
squash), contact with other athletes or with inanimate objects is
infrequent or inadvertent.
No, I'm not anti-contact sports. No one is forced to play football or hockey or to box. Free will and all that shyt. I just wish it were safer for the players.