Brain Injury in Sports Canadian researchers examined sports injury data about 13,000 Canadian children and teens and found that ice hockey accounted for around 44% of all brain injuries among kids. For kids 11 and older, the game was responsible for more than two-thirds of brain injuries. Player to player contact, getting hit into the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: football injuries
Fatalities Linked to Football – According to research led by Boden and colleagues (2013) and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, football related injuries are rare but they do occur with around 12 per year or 1 in 100,000 participating players. Studying data from 1990 to 2010, these researchers reviewed the cases of… Read more »
Kaplan and colleagues (2012) recently published suggestions in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine to reduce the number of moderate to severe injuries among contact flag football players. Recommendations include the following: 1) Enforce the no-pocket rule on players’ pants to avoid injuries to hands and fingers.
Injuries to the shoulder are common in collegiate football players. The most common area of the shoulder injuries is the acromioclavicular joint (A-C joint). AC joint injury accounts for 41% of all shoulder injuries among college football players. Dr. Jason Dragoo and colleagues viewed injury data from the 2004-2005 and 2008 through 2009 National Collegiate… Read more »
Researchers have explored whether there is an injury rate difference in NFL players depending on the surface they play on: grass versus Field Turf. Dr. Hershman and colleagues studied the injury rates in the NFL for the 2000 through 2009 seasons and found that Field Turf resulted in a higher incidence of sprains of the… Read more »