Did You Know?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders (2016), bicycling, playing football, basketball, and soccer as well as playground activities, result in the most TBI-related emergency room visits.
The cause of these injuries does vary slightly by gender.
According to the CDC, among children age 10 to 19, boys are most often injured while playing football or bicycling. Among girls, TBI occur most often while playing soccer or basketball or while bicycling.
Anywhere from 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related TBIs are estimated to occur in the United States annually.
You do not have to lose consciousness to be dianosed with concussion.
According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance:
There are three times as many catastrophic football injuries among high school athletes as there are among college athletes
High school athletes alone suffer two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every single year!
Each year 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries and those injuries often involve the face and head
See the Youth Sports Safety Alliance's PDF on injuries in youth sports available under the "Talk on the Web" tab on our site menu.