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Study Examines Injury Rates Among Middle School Athletes – Schooled in Sports – Education Week

Middle school athletes of both genders are less likely to sustain injuries than their high school or collegiate counterparts, but female student-athletes in the middle grades are at significantly higher risk of mild injury during practices than games, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Athletic Training.

The study examined athletes who participated in 29 sports at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, over a 20-year period (1988-2008). In total, 8,078 boys and 5,960 girls from more than a dozen middle school sports, respectively, participated in the study, which tracked injury rates in terms of athletic exposures (defined as one athlete participating in one practice or one game).

 

Study Examines Injury Rates Among Middle School Athletes – Schooled in Sports – Education Week.

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