Is high school football safe? Expert Opinion Rank: 10th Out of 10. Key Characteristics: Football has the highest injury and concussion rates among all sports, regardless of gender, according to the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study. Injuries to the head/face, ankle, knee and hand/wrist are the most common.
What are the risks of high school football? Participation in American football also carries the risk of injuries besides concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, including catastrophic injuries—those that result in death or permanent neurologic damage—the rates of which are higher in American football than most other team sports [28-38].
What is the safety rule in football? A safety occurs when the offense commits a foul in their own end zone, fumbles the ball out of their end zone, or are tackled in their own end zone. When this happens the opponent is rewarded 2 points.
What are the top 3 injuries in high school football?
- the most commonly injured parts of the body were the knee (25.8%), shoulder (14.2%) and hand/finger (10.3%);
- the most common diagnoses were fracture (38.2%), incomplete ligament sprain (14.3%), and complete ligament sprain (10.7%);