i have been playing basketball with math people almost weekly for a little over a year. in this time, many injuries have occured: a chipped cheekbone, 5 or so broken fingers (2 were mine!), torn ligaments, and a healthy number of bumps and bruises. but none have been so gory as the one tonight. one of the organizers of the conference i am at (and for the record, one of my mathematical heroes) and his student (for the record, the guy i was supposed to go drinking with tonight) collided in such a way as to lodge player a's glasses deep into the above-eye-areas of both players. fortunately they are both ok. but the blood. oh the bloody bloody blood.
is bball always this rough? or are mathematicians just more injury prone than other subsets of the populace?