"Sports & Sprains" is the twenty first episode in Season 2 of Austin & Ally and the 40th episode overall. It aired on August 4th, 2013. The episode was the twenty first episode of season 2 to be filmed. This episode earned 2.881 million viewers on the night of its premiere.
When Jimmy Starr offers Austin a chance to perform a concert, he said yes. But him being on the basketball team. Jimmy tell him to quit because he is worried that Austin will get hurt. He still plays and made shot, but he fell down an sprained his knee. So he has to walk in crouches. But he can't tell Jimmy that he is unable to perform. What will happen to Austin will he or will he not have that performance!
When Ally interviews Dez on his dream of being a cheerleader for the Marino Manatees for the school paper, it is then that Trish and Austin learn that it is Spirit Week at Marino High. Due to this new knowledge, natural talent and some persuasion, Austin decides to join the basketball team; Trish is also inspired after learning that the student showing the most spirit gets one thousand dollars.
Trish and Ally show up to the basketball team's practice; Ally shows up for an article while Trish shows up to do her new job as the helper. Then the cheerleading squad has try-outs; Dez and Chuck both try out, and both make it onto the team.
After getting onto the team, Kimmy informs Dez and Chuck that it is between them for the position of yell king. Meanwhile, a game comes up, and Jimmy comes into Sonic Boom to inform Team Austin that he has invited the manager of the Heat to come to the concert that Trish arranged to delude everyone into believing that she had plenty of school spirit.
Dez asks Jimmy to come earlier so that he can watch Austin play basketball and Dez cheerlead; after hearing this, Jimmy tells Austin to quit. He cannot risk having Austin get injured by playing--since he has spent and invested a lot of money in Austin, who is a singer and dancer--but after Ally tells him to continue to play, he sticks with the team.
However, during the ending of the game, Austin injures himself, which places the team in a bit of a dilemma to make sure that Jimmy does not notice his injury. The end result is that Austin performs Living In The Moment with wires on so that he can dance and the pressure is relieved off of his knee.In the end, Austin quits the team, Ally's article gets on the front page, Trish ends up winning a thousand dollars in the form of Manatee Dollars and Dez loses the position of yell king to Chuck, which is a good thing since the yell king had to do it half-time was get shot out of a cannon. Austin was also invited to perform half-time at a Miami Heat game.
- Ross Lynch as Austin Moon
- Laura Marano as Ally Dawson
- Raini Rodriguez as Trish De La Rosa
- Calum Worthy as Dez Wade
- John Paul Green as Chuck
- Richard Whiten as Jimmy Starr
- Cassidy Ann Shaffer as Kimmy
- Gui DaSilva-Greene as Dancer
- Ashley Leilani as Cheerleader
- Chelsea O'Toole as Cheerleader
Dez: For as long as I can remember, it's been my dream to be out on the court. There's nothing better than being in front of the fans, everyone screaming. I mean, what little boy doesn't want to grow up to be a cheerleader?
Austin: I can think of one.
Kimmy: Easy boys, I know you're both tough.
Dez: [laughs] Oh, I'm much tougher than he is. I'm so tough, NAVY Seals want to be me when they grow up.
Chuck: I'm so tough, when something bad happens, people don't say, "Tough luck." They say, "Chuck luck."
Trish: Guess who made cookies for the basketball team?
Ally: Ooh, and they're manatee-shaped. That's nice of you.
Trish: I had no choice. Darcy Pivnicks made cupcakes for the football team. There's no way I'm going to lose to that goodie-two-shoes.
Ally: Now's the time when we're supposed to be having fun, playing sports, taking risks.
Trish: This coming from the girl who wears a helmet when she jumps rope?
Ally: Hey! Do you know how many people get injured jumping rope every year?
Chuck: Oh yeah? My cheers are so loud, I get noise complaints. From dead people.
Dez: My cheers are so loud, they come with earplugs and a warning. Warning: my cheers are loud.
Chuck: Well, my cheers are so loud, when I cheer in Florida, they tell me to keep it down. In Canada.
Austin: Look, it's not your fault. I made the decision to play basketball, and I just have to be honest with Jimmy about my knee.
Trish: Here he comes!
Austin: Forget honesty! Help me hide it!
Trish (unenthusiastic): Yippee, School, Rah-Rah-Rah.
Ally: You know they're giving 1000 bucks to the person who shows the most spirit, right?
- This is the second time Austin got injured the first being Club Owners & Quinceaneras.
- This is Chuck's 3rd appearance.
- Austin is shown to be good at basketball.
- Ally is a reporter in the school newspaper.
- This marks Kimmy's second appearance.
- Though the wires "took pressure" off of Austin's knee during his performance, he should have still felt pain since he was moving and bending it.
- It is illegal to cannonball someone against their will.
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