A study of football injuries in children ages 6-17 between 1990 and 2007 found that the majority of injuries (78%) occurred in the ages 12-17. The most frequent type of injury was sprains and strains (31%), followed by fractures and dislocations (28%), and soft tissue injuries (24%). There were 8631 concussions annually! Total injuries actually increased from 274,094 in 1990 to 346,772 in 2007.
PositiveTip: Parents should make sure proper safety precautions are in place at school or discourage their children from playing contact sports.