The athletic injuries that do occur are usually minor contusions and sprains.
Thus the bituminous and fatty matters found about the mummies and their wrappings were employed as a sovereign remedy, particularly for wounds and contusions, and a brisk trade began in these "exudations" of mummies.
Theory is I'm having spontaneous contusions into the soft tissues on top of the joints.
cerebral contusions These are bruises to the brain, caused when the brain bounces off the inside of the skull.
The muscles and associated tissues in this region had been destroyed and there were very extensive subcutaneous contusions.