Football injuries: Current concepts

David E. Olson, Robby Singh Sikka, Abigail Hamilton, Austin Krohn

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Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States and is the leading cause of sports-related injury. A large focus in recent years has been on concussions, sudden cardiac death, and heat illness, all thought to be largely preventable health issues in the young athlete. Injury prevention through better understanding of injury mechanisms, education, proper equipment, and practice techniques and preseason screening may aid in reducing the number of injuries. Proper management of on-field injuries and health emergencies can reduce the morbidity associated with these injuries and may lead to faster return to play and reduced risk of future injury. This article reviews current concepts surrounding frequently seen football-related injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-298
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent sports medicine reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


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