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Important Statistics on Sports Injuries

Posted Feb 25 2011 11:09pm
The National Athletic Trainers Association
reports that more than half of all sports
injuries occur during practice.

According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research Twentieth Annual Report:From 1982-2002, the total numbers of direct and indirect fatalities among high school athletes were:

  • Baseball — 17
  • Basketball — 88Cheerleading — 21Cross Country — 14Football — 22Soccer — 31Track & Field — 47Wrestling — 16

    According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program:
    In 2001, the number of sport-related injuries for each sport are as follows:

    In my research, I found that the
    most injurious sport, regardless
    of age, was BICYCLING.
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