My 16 year old son is a wrestler for his HS team (heavyweight) and was diagnosed by the team doctor as having a bruised sternum after he experienced c?

Bruised sternum. the sternum is the bone connecting the ribs in front. Injuries such as a fracture of the sternum are painful. Bruising of the muscle attached to the ribs can cause pain andtake tome to heal. If pain persists your son may neef to hold off on wrestling until recovery.