2012 brings both the Olympics and BAOMS to London. With the countdown to the London Olympics underway, sport is once again back high on the nation's agenda. One of the five legacy promises of the previous Government was in fact a commitment to help at least two million people in England to be more active by 2012. As the number of participants in sporting activity rises, it is also anticipated that the numbers of sports-related injuries seen will also naturally increase. Approximately 11–40% of all sporting injuries involve the face, with reports of nearly a quarter of all facial injuries being sports-related. A review of the literature has shown little evidence regarding optimum time of return to sport, both for training and competition purposes.
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