Sports injury statistics

According to Dr. Andrew Pennock, Rady Children’s Hospital and UCSD Assistant Clinical Professor in a study he did entitled Sports Trauma and Overuse Protection, (STOP), thirty million children and adolescents take part in sports each year. Each year, four million injuries occur and fifty percent are from overuse. More than fifty percent are preventable. By the time children are age thirteen, 70% have dropped out of sports. For more information on preventing sports injuries, visit our partners as StopSportsInjuries.org.