Health and Medicine

Health Hazards and Risks

Which sport has the highest rate of injuries and what kind of injury is most common?

Football players suffer more injuries than other athletes, collectively. They have 12 times as many injuries as do basketball players, who have the next highest rate of injury. Knee problems are the most common type of injury, with two-thirds of basketball players’ injuries and one-third of football players’ injuries being knee-related.


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