20 Sports With High Risk of Head Injuries

HIGH RISK SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (www.aans.org), published an online article covering the statistics on brain injuries and sports. These statistics were compiled between 2008-2009 based on U.S. hospital emergency room visits.

According to the Brain Injury Association of New York State (www.bianys.org), brain injuries cause more death than any other sports injury.

2009 Estimated head injuries in U.S. Hospital Emergency Rooms 

  • Cycling: 85,389
  • Football: 46,948
  • Baseball and Softball: 38,394
  • Basketball: 34,692
  • Water Sports (Diving, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Swimming, Water Polo,   Water Skiing, Water Tubing): 28,716
  • Powered Recreational Vehicles (ATVs, Dune Buggies, Go-Carts, Mini bikes, Off-road): 26,606
  • Soccer: 24,184
  • Skateboards/Scooters: 23,114
  • Fitness/Exercise/Health Club: 18,012
  • Winter Sports (Skiing, Sledding, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling): 16,948
  • Horseback Riding: 14,466
  • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheerleading: 10,223
  • Golf: 10,035
  • Hockey: 8,145
  • Other Ball Sports and Balls, Unspecified: 6,883
  • Trampolines: 5,919
  • Rugby/Lacrosse: 5,794
  • Roller and Inline Skating: 3,320
  • Ice Skating: 4,608

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