- There was a 78 percentincrease in soccer-related injuries reported in hospital emergency departments, with the annual rate of injuries soaring by 111 percent.
- The majority of injuries occurred from falling or when a player was struck by another player or the ball.
- Girls were more prone to knee or ankle injuries than boys.
- 35 percent of injuries were sprains and strains, 23 percent were fractures, and
- 22 percent were soft tissue injuries (to a muscle, ligament, or tendons).
- Concussions accounted for 7 percent of all injuries.