For many people, sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation in sport. This unit examines the role of psychological factors in sports injury. You will look at both the psychological factors that can lead to a sports injury and the psychological reactions that a sports person can experience when injured. This unit is for you if you have ever experienced a sports injury, if you would with injured athletes or if you have a general interest in the area. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported by all ePub readers.