In a study published this week, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics reports between 1990 and 2014 the annual injury rate for young soccer players jumped by 111%.
Bryan L. Reuss, M.D., weighed in on these recent findings during a Facebook live video below.
Notable Findings in Youth Soccer Injuries Report
- The annual injury rate for young soccer players jumped by 111% from 1990 to 2014
- Sprains or strains were the most common injuries, accounting for 34.6% of all injuries
- The annual rate of concussions and closed head injuries jumped almost 1,600% from 1990 to 2014
- Today, more than 3 million kids, nearly 90% more than in 1990, are registered with US Youth Soccer
- Soccer is the fastest-growing high school sport