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Study Finds Soccer To Be A Safe Sport For Children

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:13pm

Soccer Kids The risk of injury among soccer players ages 6-12 years is much lower than in teenagers and adults. A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated 159 players ages 6-16 and found that the injury incidence was 2.2 per 1000 playing hours for boys and 2.0 per 1000 playing hours for girls. The injury incidence was much lower for younger players 6-12 years of age at 1.6 injuries per 1000 playing hours. The injuries in the younger players were mainly mild injuries. The authors concluded that soccer is a safe sport for children. Continue Reading »

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