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How common are concussions in high school sports?
47% of all reported sports concussions occur during a high school football 1 in 5 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season 33% of high school athletes who have a sports concussion report two or more in the same year 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, with rising numbers among middle school athletes
Does basketball pose a concussion risk?
Even now, when most people think of sports that pose concussion risks, they probably think of football, hockey or X Games-style snowboarding and skateboarding — not basketball. But in 2010, a study in Pediatrics showed that 375,000 youths are sent to the emergency room each year due to basketball-related injuries.
What happens if you get too many concussions?
In fact, high-impact concussions have been linked to a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Some schools and sports clubs disqualify an athlete from continuing in a contact sport after a set number of concussions. Others don鈥檛.
What percentage of TBI are concussions?
About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI. As for young people, the CDCP indicates that concussions account for nearly one in 10 sports injuries for those between 15-24 years of age, making sports second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of brain injury.