Monday, November 12, 2012

What Is The Most Dangerous High School Sport?

I would argue that the sport that results in the most injuries is cross country. My daughter tried it this season and didn't run more than 30% of the time, what with knee problems and shin splints. Most of her teammates ended up with similar injuries. She's played club soccer for five years and while we've seen some injuries, it's been nothing like the total carnage of cross country.

A typical cross country meet


Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Actually, I think cheerleading is the most dangerous high school sport. They fling those gals awful high and they don't always catch 'em.

K T Cat said...

Yeah, when I looked up the question after writing this blog post, I saw that cheerleading was a high injury sport.

tim eisele said...

Speaking of probably dangerous sports: over the summer we had a local "Highland Games" where a bunch of guys in kilts were heaving around heavy objects for height and distance. One of these sports involved seeing how high a person could throw a 70-lb chunk of iron. This involved flinging it straight up in the air about 10 feet to go over a bar, and then dodging quickly before it came back down and brained him.