In recent years and particularly in recent months injuries in sports have become a concern. It seems like more and more injuries are occurring in all levels of sports and according to unc.edu more injuries might actually be occurring. Approximately 4.3 million sports and recreation related injuries were treated in hospital emergency departments during July 2000-June 2001(NEISS-AIP). This is more than any other type of non-intentional injuries. Among children aged 10-14 years, 46.3% of all non-fatal unintentional injury emergency department visits were a result of a sports related injury. Almost of these kids injuries are coming from sports which is a major concern. Injuries by sport is actually quite shocking. Most would think that football and hockey would be the leader in injuries, but actually football and basketball are tied at the top with each having 20% of all the sport related injuries. In third place with 12% of all injuries is bicycling which was the biggest surprise to me because riding a bike isn't all that physical. It is amazing to see that many injuries happening to kids are coming from the sports they play, something needs to be done.
Injuries in Sports
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