Sports injuries are any injuries sustained in pursuing a leisure activity, but generally relate to the “professional foul” in football and in rugby.
You need to appreciate that there are a number of issues. The mere fact that there is an injury does not mean that there is a claim. The Courts recognise that in sport there are going to be occasions when things go wrong, but that does not mean that every time something goes wrong that there should be a claim. The most important thing to consider is whether the sport’s own rules have been breached and whether that breach was reckless.
One other aspect that needs to be considered is whether the person being sued has the means to pay. Claims can therefore be directed against other sports persons in their own names, against their team, against the venue owner, or even against the referee.