Injuries associated with basketball and cycling are the most frequent sports-related injuries requiring visits to emergency rooms among children ages 5 to 14.
|Approximate Number of Children’s Sports Injuries per Year Requiring Visits to Emergency Rooms
||of Emergency Room Visits
|Basketball and cycling
|Baseball and softball
|Ice or roller skating, in-line skating, and skateboarding
|Sledding and skiing/snowboarding
The most common types of sport-related injuries in children are sprains (mostly ankle), muscle strains, bone or growth plate injuries, repetitive motion injuries, and heat-related illness. Baseball has the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5–14 with three or four children dying from baseball injuries each year.