Sports are a big part of growing up for some children. Parents might be shocked to hear the results of a new study that was recently released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study looked into deaths that were caused by traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in high school athletes.
The study shows that the majority of these deaths were caused by tackles in football games. It looked at deaths of players from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries from 2005 through 2014. This same study has been done since 1965 and looking at the historical data compared to the most recent data provides an interesting look at trends.