It’s no shock more injuries happen in football than any other high school sport. With its inherent physical nature, bodies repeatedly pay a physical toll.
What is surprising is the difference in wounds between male and female high school athletes. Injury to female athletes is more likely than their male counterparts in six of the seven sports which they both compete.
According to the latest study by the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System, which collects data on athletic injuries that require immediate medical attention, football has the highest per player injury rate at 3.61 injuries per 1,000 athletic exposures. In comparison, soccer has the highest injury rate per athletic exposure at 2.21 per 1,000 for girls.
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