Though it might be hard to remember a time when middle school and high school sports were “normal,” the fact is that they have been played forever and will likely be back before long. When the time comes, we want parents to know just how dangerous some sports can be. In some cases, the sport itself is dangerous but in other cases, the very people who are supposed to protect your child can end up doing them harm.
Keep reading to discover the most dangerous sports your child can take part in. If they are injured and you believe that their injury was the result of someone acting negligently, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.
A Student Can Suffer Many Types of Injuries from Sports Accidents
In an average year, more than 2.5 million kids aged 19 and undergo to the emergency room due to injuries they experienced during a sporting event. This covers not just school sports but sports activities that occurred on school grounds and through school-organized team sports. The types of injuries can cover just about anything, with the most common including:
- Sprained ankles
- Shoulder damage
- Bone fractures
- ACL tears
- Pulled or sprained muscles
- Pulled or sprained tendons
- Eye injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Stress fractures
- Heat sickness
A sports injury might even happen on the way to or from a sporting event.
The Most Dangerous School Sports
Any sport has the potential to cause harm but some are statistically much more likely to result in injury due to the nature of the sport. Football head injuries are the most common type of youth sports injury and for an obvious reason: It is a high contact sport. As a result, it has a high rate of concussion amongst its players. We are just starting to understanding how serious these repeated head injuries – especially on a developing brain.
Lacrosse sees fewer injuries than many other sports but that is largely because it is not as commonly played as other sports. However, there is a high risk of concussion amongst those that do play, due to the potential impact with sticks and balls. Body checks often result in shoulder injuries or internal damage.
Wrestling is an intense sport that can result in muscle strain and concussions. If students do not wear the right protection, they can also end up with cauliflower ear. Cheerleading is also a dangerous sport as it involves complex stunts, tosses, and tumbling. It can result in broken bones, muscle damage, and severe injuries.
If your child has been injured during a school sporting event, the school is not automatically at fault – but they could be. If you suspect that is the case, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.