Aside from normal bumps and scuffs that are expected when engaging in sports, 1.35 million children this past year have experienced injuries
severe enough for an emergency room visit. The top of the list of injuries consisted of sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, abrasions and concussions. The various amount of injuries among young athletes amounted to medical costs of more than $935 million every year.
Too many children are visiting the emergency rooms for a plethora of injuries that are preventable. Prevention methods like receiving the appropriate amount of rest, strengthening exercises and practicing correct techniques are crucial for preventing these injuries from occurring. It is important for athletes and parents, to become educated about sports safety.