Although the initial intent of this research study was to examine all injuries of high school athletes in nine sports, the study uncovered some raw numbers on concussions, as reported by Mike Szostak of the Providence Journal. R. Dawn Comstock began the injury surveillance survey in the 2005-2006 school year and the findings released go through the 2009-2010 season;
The number of concussions suffered by athletes increased 44.8 percent during that four-year period to about 190,385, from about 131,419.
Concussion as a percentage of total injuries increased to 14 percent in 2009-2010, from 9.1 percent in 2005-2006.
That is an eye-opening number, but some of the increase can be attributed to greater awareness. In the article I could Continue reading