Distracting injuries

A distracting injury is a visually dramatic injury that may distract you from the lifesaving aspects of looking after an injured player such as a brain or neck injury, an obstructed airway or are whether they are breathing normally.

Typical distracting injuries in sport would be badly broken limbs that are deformed or wounds that are bleeding profusely. Do not be distracted. Think about the whole casualty rather than just, for example, the badly broken leg.

Blood can distract from other more serious injuries sustained, such as injury to the brain