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Traumatic Brain Injury; High school sports and concussions

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During a single game or practice in the 2005-06 school year, here’s how many concussions occurred for every 100,000 high school athletes in the following nine sports:

Football (boys) 47
Soccer (girls) 36
Soccer (boys) 22
Basketball (girls) 21
Wrestling (boys) 18
Basketball (boys) 7
Softball (girls) 7
Baseball (boys) 5
Volleyball (girls) 5*

It is our sincere hope, that, you as parents, take every precaution possible to protect your children from potentially permanent injury in there extra curricular activities. Remember, it is only a sport.

*Source: 2005-2006 High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study and the Journal of Athletic Training, December 2007

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Head and Brain Injury.