The most dangerous school sport - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/2/09

The most dangerous school sport

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By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A sports injury study at the University of North Carolina says that the number one injury related sport for young women is... cheerleading. 

It says cheerleading accounts for 65% of high school and 70% of college sports injuries. Over the past 26 years, there have been more than 1100 severe injuries reported among cheerleaders during sporting events.

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