Indiana High School Concussion Stats
If your child is an athlete at an Indiana high school, you need to take
note of the recent stats available from I-Team 8 in Indianapolis. Although
the stats were not released to the public,
WISH TV and I-Team 8were able to get the information on concussion statistics that will help
parents identify the sports which are the most dangerous, and help their
children stay safe during school sports this season.
According to reports, football is by far the most dangerous sport when it comes to high school students receiving and suffering from concussions. Because of the high impact of this sport, and the lack of viable safety equipment and funding for such items at many schools, football players continue to sustain an excessive amount of concussions each year. Just since August of this year, high schools across the state have reported 830 concussion injuries with football players.
The sport with the next highest number of occurrences is soccer, with girls’ soccer accounting for 155 concussions since August, and boys’ soccer accounting for 94. The list continues with volleyball, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, track, tennis, baseball, swimming, and golf. Overall, more than 1200 concussions were suffered by Indiana high school students in just this fall season of sports. However, in spite of these high numbers, less than half of the total high schools in Indiana are reporting these injuries through the proper channels to IHSAA.
Emergency rooms across the U.S. treat over 173,000 traumatic brain injury concussions each year, and concussions account for almost 9% of sports-related injuries each year.
The traumatic brain injury attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve for the concussion you have received. Was your child’s brain injury improperly diagnosed, or ignored by your student’s school? Help us raise awareness for the seriousness of these injuries and hold coaches, schools, and doctors accountable for properly treating and caring for our children. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 today.