By: Ryan Winkler and Lucas Jensen
Sports History and Injuries
Sports first appeared in Ancient Greece over 2000 years ago! They first started in the Olympics with an ancient form of wrestling and sprinting. But without equipment and safety, sports would be fatal. Every year equipment and safety rules save thousands of lives. Here are some facts on sports safety.
Facts and Statistics on Sports Injuries
Here are some facts on sports injuries. High school athletic injuries account for about 2,000,000, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries with children are preventable. The leading cause of death in sports is from brain injury.
Sprinter Breaks His Leg Hard
Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg