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The Five Most Common Injuries in FootballWhat teams need for an adequate athletic training program
by: Valerie Hunt
© October 2000
Identifying the five most common injuries in football is a difficult task considering the large array of choices. After all, football is a contact sport, and contact breeds injury even in the best circumstances.
According to a 1995-97 NATA injury surveillance of 10 high school sports, football players suffered more injuries than any other athletes, with more than half of those injuries occurring in practice.
Keep in mind that many things can be done under the guise of prevention, but the most significant aspect of prevention is the concept of treating an injury immediately, correctly and preventing further injury or complications.
It is up to the coaches, athletes, athletic administration, athletic training professionals and medical community to work together and support one another in the effort to provide the best....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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