An athlete may be injured and unable to play their sport. Nutrition is important to help that athlete recover quickly but wisely. The recovery period may involve a reduction in exercise or none at all but in either case, it is important that all the nutrients are supplied by their diet. Here is an article that will discuss nutrient needs during recovery from injuries.
Nutritional Support for Injuries Requiring Reduced Activity: http://gssiweb.org/en/sports-science...duced-activity