A new study finds more than one million high school students were injured playing a sport many wouldn’t have that many injuries in.
Many would guess the most dangerous sports would be football, lacrosse, or even wrestling.
This new study proves all those guesses wrong.
High school basketball isn’t often considered the most dangerous sport for kids — but a new study shows just how many of these young athletes have been injured in recent years.
In six years of study — more than 2.5 million patients were treated for injuries due to basketball.
Strains and sprains were the most common type of injury.
Researchers say athletic trainers can treat some for the moderate injuries — although less than half of high schools have trainers on staff.
“That helps alleviate the burden on the health care system and for families if that resource can be provided by the school or the community.”
More than a million high school students play basketball each year.