When used in relation to sport, Corked is used to commonly indicate a Contusion injury.

For example, when was the last time you heard a commentator read out that a player has suffered a Quadriceps Contusion?.

Unless the game is boring, probably never. The commentator most likely would have said the player has suffered a Corked Thigh or a Corkie.< br />
The thigh is one of, if not the most, common parts of the body to get 'corked' during contact sport, as it is one of the larger muscles that gets in the line of fire. A average corked thigh will keep a player out of action for around a week.

Note: This only applys to the first definition given in the contusion node, as the second definition (brain damage) would keep a player out of action permanently.

Corked (k?rkt), a.

having acquired an unpleasant taste from the cork; as, a bottle of wine is corked.

 

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