ADJ. appalling, bad, horrendous, major, nasty, serious, severe, terrible | crippling | fatal | multiple | extensive | minor, slight, superficial | old | nagging, niggling, recurring | long-term | permanent Researchers have determined that heading a football can cause permanent injury. | accidental | internal | visible | facial, head, knee, leg, spinal, etc. | sports | industrial | bodily, emotional, personal (all law)
QUANT. run, series, spate He missed most of the season with a spate of injuries.
VERB + INJURY do yourself, incur, pick up, receive, suffer You'll do yourself an injury riding that old bike. She picked up an injury during the quarter-final. | risk The doctor said he would risk serious injury if he were to fall again. | cause (sb/sth), inflict The car turned right over, causing severe injury to the driver. Please help me before our dogs inflict serious injury on each other! | carry, have, nurse, suffer from She has replaced him in the team while he nurses a shoulder injury. | be prone to | feign He was accused of feigning injury. | aggravate He aggravated a neck injury while playing for Derby County. | die from/of The inquest heard that he died from multiple injuries. | avoid, escape Stretching exercises can help avoid injury.
Fortunately, the passengers escaped serious injury. | overcome, shake off She has failed to shake off her stomach injury. | recover from | deal with, treat, be treated for Finger injuries should be dealt with immediately. He is still being treated for injuries to his legs. | go off with He went off (= off the playing field) with an injury in the second half. | be out with She is out (= out of the competition/team) for six weeks with a hamstring injury. | pull out because of/due to/with He pulled out with (= decided not to compete because of) an injury at the last moment. | be back after/from, come back from, return after/from She should be back from injury. | have sb back after India had wicketkeeper More back after injury.
INJURY + VERB happen (to sb), occur This type of injury could happen to any player at any time. | result from sth injuries resulting from exposure to harmful substances | heal | dog sb/sth, hamper sb/sth, trouble sb Her athletics career has been dogged by injury. | sideline sb Both defenders have been sidelined by injury. | force sb to The knee injury forced him to give up playing at the age of 23. | arise from/out of (law) personal injuries arising from negligence
INJURY + NOUN problems The team has a lot of injury problems. | time They scored two goals in injury time (= time added at the end of a game because the game has been interrupted by injured players needing treatment).
PREP. because of ~ She's unable to play because of injury. | through ~ He has pulled out of the match through injury. | with ~ She slumped to the floor with injuries to her back and neck. | without ~ a step-by-step guide to lifting without injury | ~ from injuries from the fire | ~ to
PHRASES add insult to injury It adds insult to injury (= it make things worse) that banks are allowed to increase their charges without our knowledge or consent. | a claim for injury (law) a claim for personal injury | a risk of injury There is a real risk of injury in sports such as climbing.