An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.(noun)
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Use "contusion" in a sentence
"Shanahan said he met with McNabb last Tuesday to discuss the quarterback's various injuries - sore hamstrings and a shin contusion among them - and asked McNabb whether he was healthy enouugh to play at Detroit."
"C Gerald Laird (left shin contusion) was injured May 4, and he hasn't played since."
"Edmonton LW and captain Ethan Moreau has yet to play this season because of a left ankle contusion from the preseason. ..."