Survey: More than 1 million kids had major sports injuries in 2012

  • With so much attention being paid to safety in youth sports in recent years, a report by USA Today is sure to raise attention. The article referenced a survey by Safe Kids Worldwide that shows that more than 1.35 million youths suffered sports-related injuries serious enough to send them to the emergency room in 2012.
  • Several outlets reviewed player opinions of the new knee and thigh pad rule, with varying results. CSNWashington found that some players were annoyed.
  • Football players from Chapel Hill (N.C.) High School will be monitored this season to study the impact that any concussions might have on their brains, the News & Observer reports.
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