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April 23, 2014

H.S. Basketball Players Suffered 2.5 Million Injuries Over Past Six Years

From 2005-06 through 2010-11, over 1.5 million high school basketball players were treated in emergency departments with basketball-related injuries, and an additional one million were treated by athletic trainers.

April 14, 2014

Higher-Income Youth-Athletes Found More Likely to Suffer Overuse Injuries

Youth-athletes from higher-income families are 68 percent more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries compared to lower-income athletes, according to a new study.

April 10, 2014

Sports Surgeon Warns Against Year-Round Baseball for Youth-Athletes

Dr. James Andrews suggested in an interview that year-round baseball is the No. 1 cause for the rise in baseball pitchers of all ages undergoing Tommy John surgery.

March 25, 2014

Jury Exonerates Riddell From Blame in Student's Football-Injury Lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury last week found football-helmet maker Riddell not responsible for a head injury suffered by a former student-athlete while wearing one of the company's helmets.

March 15, 2014

Paralyzed Teen Athlete Lands ESPN Host Michelle Beadle as Prom Date

A former Minnesota high school hockey player who was left paralyzed after severing his spinal cord during a game in late 2011 will be the star of his prom this spring.

January 13, 2014

Study Examines Shoulder-Injury Rates Among High School Student-Athletes

From the 2005-06 through 2011-12 school years, U.S. high school athletes who participated in football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, and softball sustained an estimated 820,691 shoulder injuries.

November 26, 2013

More Mass. Schools, Student-Athletes Reporting Sports-Related Head Injuries

Middle and high school student-athletes in Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 sports-related head injuries during the 2012-13 school year, according to data from the state health department.

November 17, 2013

Missouri H.S. Football Player Dies From Brain Injury

A Missouri high school football player passed away from a brain injury he sustained during a game on Oct. 31.

November 12, 2013

Ariz. High School Football Player Dies After Suffering Head Injury

A high school football player died only two days after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a playoff game.

November 11, 2013

Similar Risk of ACL Injuries for Both Boys and Girls in High School Athletics

High school athletes of both genders were found to be far more likely to suffer ACL injuries in competitions than in practices, however.

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