14 Things You Know To Be True If You Are Injury Prone
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14 Things You Know To Be True If You Are Injury Prone

Falling up the stairs takes a special talent.

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14 Things You Know To Be True If You Are Injury Prone
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You probably know someone who is injury prone. Maybe it's your friend or a teammate, or maybe it's yourself. The injury prone people are the ones who seem a little clumsier than the average person. You can always see them tripping on flat surfaces, wearing a brace of some sort, or just generally struggling to stay in one piece. If you are one of these special, clumsy people, you know the following to be true.

1. You always have bruises.

It's almost like a rainbow of random blue and purple spots all over your body, and you never know where half of the bruises came from.

2. Your friends do not trust you with sharp objects.

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It's for your own good, probably.

3. You do not trust yourself with sharp objects.

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When no one else has faith in your ability to handle sharp objects, it's hard to believe in yourself. Also, you probably realize you'll end up hurting yourself.

4. You fall both up and down the stairs.

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You can try to be careful, but inevitably, you will fall. It takes a special talent to fall up the stairs anyway.

5. You have braces for every part of your body.

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Basically, this is what you look like most of the time.

6. You have multiple versions of the "boot".


Maybe you've mastered decorating the boot to match all of your outfits.

7. You have crutches of all different sizes from different points in your life.

This is an accurate picture of what your closet looks like. You never know when any of these things will come in handy.

8. People say you should be wrapped in bubble wrap.

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If you're lucky, you'll have friends that will even mail you packages of bubble wrap to protect yourself from harm.

9. It's always a question of when you will be injured, not if.

It's only a matter of time before you hurt yourself again. The goal is to make the injury free streak as long as possible.

10. People stop asking "Are you okay?" and start asking "What did you do now?"

I lived my life like a straight up gangsta, thanks for asking.

11. You walk into everything.

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The above gif is an accurate depiction of my entire life.

12. You trip on flat surfaces.

It happens more than it should, but don't worry about it. We're probably fine.

13. Unfortunately, some of your injuries resulted from doing stupid things.

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Well, we can't all be rocket scientists now, can we?

14. People always ask if you're limping.


No, that's just how I normally walk. If you sprain your ankle enough, you'll have a permanent limp, too.

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