My hand was caught between my hip and another girls. She hit me really hard and it broke. That was painful, says Emmeline May, known in roller derby as May B Twisted. Ive also broken a rib and torn a knee ligament.
Injuries are common in the full-contact sport of roller derby, in which two teams of women race each other around a track, trying to prevent the opposing teams jammer from passing them and earning points. That May, 35, suffers from benign hypermobility syndrome which means her joints are easily dislocated complicated her roller derby career, contributing to her decision to retire this year.
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